Not Communicating. During this week, select one hour of the day when you are with other people and try not to communicate. During this hour, try your best not to communicate verbally and to keep nonverbal communication to a minimum. Take note of the opportunities for communication you passed up, how it felt when you couldn’t communicate, and how others reacted toward you. Once you get an initial reaction, if your behavior seems to be upsetting those around you, give a brief explanation that you are conducting an exercise for a communications class, and then go back to being non-communicative. Share your experience and discuss what you noticed about your behavior and the behavior of others while you conducted this exercise.