It can be both sexual (kissing is one example that some perceived as sexual), and platonic (such as hugging or a Handshake).
Touch is the earliest sense to develop in the fetus.
The intent of a touch is not always exclusive and touching can evolve to each one of Heslin’s categories.
Managers should know the effectiveness of using touch while communicating to subordinates, but need to be cautious and understand how touch can be misunderstood.
Similarly to infants, in chimpanzees the sense of touch is highly developed.
As newborns they see and hear poorly but cling strongly to their mothers.
The development of an infant's haptic senses and how it relates to the development of the other senses such as vision has been the target of much research.
Human babies have been observed to have enormous difficulty surviving if they do not possess a sense of touch, even if they retain sight and hearing.
Touch or haptics, from the ancient Greek word haptikos is extremely important for communication; it is vital for survival.
A hand on the shoulder for one person may mean a supportive gesture, while it could mean a sexual advance to another person.
Working with others and using touch to communicate, a manager needs to be aware of each person’s touch tolerance.
During a study conducted by University of Miami School of Medicine, Touch Research Institutes, American children were said to be more aggressive than their French counterparts while playing at a playground.
It was noted that French women touched their children more often than the American parents.
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