With evolution, we have learned many things, one of which is communication. Every part of the world invented the language. Globally there are 6900 languages, most of which are at the end of the stage. Speaking of languages in our country, the constitution includes 22 languages, besides which there are dialects.
Even after this, we have a very unique model of dialogue - that is the head nod. The way we say yes or no to shake our head, it is not in any part of the world except Asia. Experts call it head bobble. Know, what to say is the science of moving the head.
This way of saying yes or no to shaking head is also called head bobble or head wobble. This happens in many ways, like moving the head up and down means saying yes to the front. In the same way, turning the head left and right means the front is refusing. Many times Thank You is also said to shake his head once without uttering a word.
Overall, there is not only one point of moving the head but only those who know it understands it. Foreign tourists coming to India are very upset in this dialogue if they are without a guide. Especially if the foreigner is tight in English and whoever is trying to speak, he does not understand the language, then such gestures add trouble.
By the way, a lot of studies have been done in Indian on the habit of moving head-nod. This showed that this habit is not only in India but also in many Asian countries around it such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. This habit, which comes under nonverbal communication (NVC), is similar to that of foreigners shrug or look in the eyes.
It was first mentioned in the year 1872. Then, under the name of The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, there was an attempt to understand non-verbal communication between humans as well as animals.
Many types of this were seen. However, there are 5 main types under it, in which a person speaks without speaking. This includes facial gestures, gestures (gestures), paralinguistics (voice fluctuations), proxemics, ie the need for space and the gesture of the eyes. Head nod means that the habit of moving the head falls under two categories - body language and gestures.
In the neighboring country of India, Sri Lanka too, the habit of head nod is exactly the same as that of Indians. The only difference is that the people there nod their heads faster. Perhaps this is a sign that they have understood the matter and there is no need to increase much talk. Apart from stopping the talk, they turn their heads in full swing from right to left to say no.
According to a report by the Culture Trip website, since people from every part of Sri Lanka are settled in Colombo, there will be a lot of head shaking. In such a situation, if a tourist wants to understand a pattern and apply it elsewhere, then it can be in big trouble. The commonality among them is that almost everyone nods loudly.
Shaking the heads of Indians is known all over the world. In 2010, an American sitcom came out. In this serial named Outsourced, there was a talk about the Indians shaking their heads and saying something without speaking.
However, experts believe that some Indians have adopted this nonverbal method under the pressure of their culture. For example, if there is disagreement with the elders, it is not considered right to cut their points. In such a situation, we keep silence silently. In a way, it is like taking time to put forth your point. Also, it gets rid of direct disagreement.