Within relationships, your body language and the nonverbal tactics you employ say more about how you feel than words ever could. Whether you happen to be rolling your eyes or smiling from ear to ear, it’s important to point out that your partner can glean your exact emotional state from your subtle gestures, glances, and facial expressions.
As a matter of fact, a recent UCLA study broke this concept down into quantifiable categorizations:
- Less than 10% of face-to-face communication is functionally relayed through words.
- 38% is transmitted through tone and volume.
- 55% comes from nonverbal elements such as body language, postures, and gestures.