It’s Not What You Said – It’s How You Said It — 2 Comments

  1. I think a lot of people have trouble with understanding social cues and body language. As you’ve stated, it can indicate how the exchange is going or what the outcome of the interaction between the people might be. It can be as simple as noticing that someone has stopped making eye contact or leaning their body away from you to show that they stopped paying attention to what you’re saying. On the other hand, I think that voice interactions, opposed to face-to-face interactions, like phone calls can be much harder to figure out. I think that momentary distractions or a nitch in their speech patterns don’t necessarily mean that they’ve lost interest. I think that those can be entirely understandable, I think that the only way you could tell disinterest is by the amount of reciprocated communication and by direct diction.

    • Agreed, Monica, it


      harder to ‘read’ others without the benefit of visual cues. And when we’re not sure where they’re coming from then it’s important to ask and clarify so we’re not just presupposing and attributing the wrong intentions.

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