I need help with a Communications question. All explanations and answers will be used to help me learn.
Watch this clip from Modern Family, where father, Phil Dunphy tries unsuccessfully to intimidate his daughter’s boyfriend with his nonverbal behavior (1:57)
We Cool Moment 9-23 – Modern Family (Links to an external site.)
After you watch the short video, answer the following questions:
- Which types of nonverbal (see textbook) behavior was Phil using?
- Why was Phil unsuccessful in conveying his message to Dylan? What should he have done differently?
- What are potential problems with relying on body language to convey one’s message?