Two Reflections Of The Body: Communication With Body And Body In Communication


ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI ILETISIM FAKULTESI DERGISI, no.24, pp.103-116, 2006 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-116
  • Keywords: Interpersonal communication, communication skills, body language, body perception and satisfaction, body image and schema, self-esteem


Reminding the contributions of other fields to the field of communication, this paper considers the body in terms of two dimensions; 1. One's communication with his own body, perception and satisfaction as regards his body; 2. Importance, meaning and use of one's body in communication. This paper places emphasis on establishing specific connections between body language and body satisfaction through the concept of recognizing the self and recognizing others, and that the most important factor that affects the language of our body which is not independent of communication is the meaning and satisfaction we attribute to our body in time. The objectives are to show how an important place the body and our impositions to the body covers in life, to open for discussion concepts such as the image of body, personality, bodyly satisfaction level, self-confidence, self-respect accompanied by body language literature, and to bring a critical point of view to popular effective communication approaches. To this end, image creation processes that are covered by the field of Communication - Public Relations and that are very popular have been reviewed, efforts has been used to show the noticeability of signals with psychological connections by analyzing body language and searching for the clues of understanding a message, and one's interaction with his body and the meaning of body in communication have been discussed.