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Why is NVC called giraffe language?

Why is NVC called giraffe language?

The Giraffe was chosen as symbol for NVC as its long neck is supposed to show the clear-sighted speaker, being aware of his fellow speakers’ reactions; and because the Giraffe has a large heart, representing the compassionate side of NVC.

What is giraffe language?

Coined by Marshall Rosenberg, a conflict resolution expert, giraffe language is named for the mammal with the biggest heart, taking the communicator out of the trees so they can see the whole forest. It is intended to address conflict without accusations, assumptions and attacks, and make good solutions more likely.

What is giraffe and jackal language?

Giraffe Language is interpersonal communication divided into two fundamental genres: “jackal” and “giraffe.” From infancy our culture teaches us to speak “jackal,” a language of demands that provoke defensiveness, resistance and counterattack.

What are the four components of nonviolent communication?

Both are expressed through four components – observations, feelings, needs, and requests – though empathic connection fundamentally relies on connection at the level of feelings and needs, hence observations and requests may or may not be articulated.

What is the purpose of NVC?

The purpose of NVC is to help all involved to sharpen their awareness of language so that they can express what really matters to them, and also hear what really matters to others. It involves empathic communication whereby we can attune ourselves to both our own and other people’s real needs.

What is violent language?

Violent communication is often the result of using manipulative or coercive language that induces fear, guilt, shame, praise, blame, duty, obligation, punishment, and/or reward. Violent communication happens in speaking and listening (and in thinking, through self-talk or imagined conversations).

Do giraffes like to be touched?

“ Visitors can feel a giraffe’s tongue brush their palm, but they can’t touch the animals. “Giraffes don’t like to be touched.” Cannon said. “But as long as you have food, they’re your best friend.”

What language is Jackal?

…is anything spoken with the intention of blaming, judging, criticizing, insulting, demanding, comparing, labeling, or punishing someone else. Jackal statements tend to make others feel fear, guilt, shame, or anger.

Who created the jackal and giraffe?

Marshall B. Rosenberg
Marshall B. Rosenberg, the founder of Nonviolent Communication, chose two animals to help convey his ideas with power and clarity: the jackal and the giraffe. They represent two qualities in us.

What are the basics of nonviolent communication?

The basics of Nonviolent Communication involve expressing ourselves with clarity, compassion, self-responsibility, empathy, and the common good in mind, which is the exact opposite of what violent communication is.

Why is the giraffe language called a nonviolent language?

The reason why it also is called Giraffe language is that the Giraffe´s heart is so big. This “nonviolent” Giraffe language is then put up as an opposition to what NVC is calling the “violent” Wolf language. Rosenberg is often sitting with giraffe gloves and wolf gloves on to demonstrate this.

Who is the founder of the giraffe language?

The term Giraffe Language (a.k.a. nonviolent communication) was coined by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, founder of the international nonprofit Center for Nonviolent Communication, and by his own definition, it is the language of the heart.

What kind of communication does a giraffe have?

Empathetically receiving what is going on in others is a reciprocal gesture. Giraffes experience love as openness and sensitivity, with no demands, criticism, or requirements to fulfil requests at either end of the dispute. And the outcome of any dialogue ruled by love is harmony. In the end, Jackals are simply illiterate Giraffes.

Why are jackals and giraffes used in Nonviolent Communication?

The story behind Rosenberg is interesting. He supposedly developed the technique due to the violence he saw while growing up in inner-city Detroit. (ref. The Center for Nonviolent Communication). Rosenberg used sock puppets to stress his point – on one hand he used a Jackal and the other, a Giraffe.