When the face and body of the person we’re communicating with are absent it’s easier to misinterpret their intentions.
The face is normally the first part of the body we observe, but body language is a substantial part of our communication; maybe as much as 80 per cent.
So, while the voice might say one thing, body language might be giving a different message entirely. This is why a basic grasp of body language is so helpful in understanding human communication and knowing how best to respond.
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