Can Our Nonverbal Communication Be More Telling Than Verbal Communication?

Yes, because nonverbal cues are sent primarily from the “emotional brain” rather than the neo cortex.  They create more honest and revealing messages.  In a face-to-face interaction with just one person you can exchange up to 10,000 nonverbal cues in less than one minute. You cannot consciously control all that communication so it can be much more telling than the few words you could exchange in the same amount of time.

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