This is an interactive version of the Nonverbal Immediacy Scale.

Introduction: Nonverbal Immediacy is a term used to describe the behaviours used to signal positive feelings towards another person. The idea was based in the works of Albert Mehrabian done in the 1970s. He is the source of the famous statistic that 97% of communication is non-verbal (Yaffe, 2011). The Nonverbal Immediacy Scale measures individual differences in expression of nonverbal immediacy and was developed by Virginia Richmond, James McCrotsky and Aaron Johnson in 2003. This interactive is the self-report version. For statistical information about the test, see here.

Procedure: The test consists of twenty six behaviours that you must rate on how often you exhibit them. The test should take 4 - 8 minutes to complete.

Participation: This test is provided for educational use only. It should not be used as psychological advice of any kind and comes without any guarantee of accuracy or fitness for any particular purpose. Also, your responses may be recorded and anonymously used for research or otherwise distributed.