We communicate in lots of different ways, usually with the aim of sharing information, to be sociable or to show our feelings and attitudes. Lots of communication relies on words. However, things like body-language are just as important, if not more. For example, how we look at someone (or away from them,) how we stand and our facial expressions often say much more than words about how we’re feeling or what we really mean. Tone of voice can also say a lot about the messages people want to communicate (think about how you sound when you’re angry or being sarcastic, chances are it’s pretty obvious what mood you’re in.) Communication can also happen through technology like phones, apps or social media. Sometimes this can cause issues as it’s much harder to work out what someone’s really trying to say when they’re not in front of you.
Communication is also about being a good listener. If you hear people properly then there’s less chance of a misunderstanding. If you’re not sure what someone means, ask them.