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?