Advice 1: What is tactile contact

Among all types of interpersonal communication an important role is played by the so-called tactile contact, that is, more simply, touch. For some people it tactile sensations are the most effective source of information, therefore communication without tactile contact them is almost impossible.
What is tactile contact
Under tactile contact in the psychology of communications means the touch of one person to another. In fact, this is the first method of communication available to people, because when the man is born, he is still not able to perceive auditory and visual information adequately, in contrast to the tactile sensations. Some psychologists believe that it is in this stage of communication arise a basis for the future of the human psyche.

The types of tactile contact

Traditionally, tactile contacts are divided into several types. First and foremost, this so-called "professional" touch. Doctors, massage therapists, stylists, tailors just can't do without tactile contact in their professional activities. As a rule, most people perceive all of this calmly, knowing that they do not contain any additional information.
According to psychologists, women tend to be more positive about tactile contact than men. Due to this positive reaction on touch called "female".

The second group includes the ritual touch. It is not about mystical practices, and on quite familiar handshake or a welcome kiss on the cheek. It is known that the handshake, for example, has emerged as a means of demonstrating the peaceful and friendly intentions, but over time, this welcome touch has become almost a mandatory ritual.

Finally, the vast field, which uses a tactile contact is in the area of interpersonal relations. Touch here are a manifestation of affection, sympathy, kinship, sexual desire. This can be hugs, kisses, a Pat on the shoulder or a gentle stroking. The presence of stable tactile contact of this kind is an effective marker indicating a close relationship, for example between a guy and a girl.
Tactile contact can indicate social status. Touch often allow themselves to those people who occupy a higher position in society, for example, the head can clap the slave on the shoulder.

The role of touch in communication

In psychology there are several main channels of communication. In accordance with the channel prefers a person, it refers to one of several groups: "auditory", "visual" and "kinesthetic". It is believed that the first to obtain the most complete information you need to hear, second to see, third to feel. By "feelings" in this case means, primarily, smell, and touch. Thus, kinesthetic largely depend on the touches they need not only for information but also for its transmission. They can be easily recognized by the unconscious desire to reduce the distance of communication, automatically touch, Stripping with the interlocutor the invisible dust. Communication with kinestetik can be a serious stress for the people who believe any physical contact, a deeply intimate process. If you are among those people, try to warn of obvious cinestetico about his dislike for touch, to avoid conflict.

Advice 2: What is kinesthetic

Man cognizes surrounding reality in different ways, using different senses. The simplest channels to obtain new information are sight and hearing, but the other three senses send the brain a lot of information. For example, receptors on the skin, muscle sensations, a sense of balance in the psychology of perception United by the common word "kinesthetic".
What is kinesthetic

The concept of kinesthetic

The term "kinesthetic" (from the Greek word meaning "sense of movement" became popular after the appearance of neuro-linguistic programming which, in particular, it is believed that all people can be divided into three large groups depending on which channel of perception of the external data is their main. "Visuals" are those who most of the information it receives through sight, the "auditory learners" - people who are most important to hear, and "kinesthetic" - those for whom the most important tactile sensations.

In the psychology of perception under cinestetico is not only complex tactile sensations, but also muscle response, the so-called "body memory", and also sense of balance that allows the person with closed eyes to move around and not fall.

We can say that kinesthetic is all the feelings associated with the body: temperature, position in space, muscle fatigue, pain, tension or relaxation. However, in normal conversational speech kinesthetic, in fact, is synonymous with "bodily contact".

Features of kinesthetic perception

In real life, the so-called pure cinestetico occurs not so much because the majority of people is not limited to one channel of perception, and uses every possible. However, to understand that before you kinestetik, quite simply, because they are characterized by reduced "comfort zone" (that is, a person unconsciously tries to get closer to you, log in to your personal space), active gestures, the desire to touch the source, a Pat on the shoulder, to take the hand. Kinesthetic often have problems in communication, as many people are annoyed by other people's touch, while kinestetika tactile sensation is more important than hearing or sight.

Knowledge of the so-called body language, that is, understanding non-verbal, kinesthetic signals, it is necessary to almost all, whose activity is somehow connected with communications. Non-verbal information that informs the interlocutor no less important than the actual speech, and in some cases may be even more important.

For example, when conducting important business negotiations, public speeches and political debates often there are situations when body language or posture is directly contrary to what the person currently speaking. That is why professional negotiators pay close attention to the study of nonverbal communication.
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