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Considering the above, it is possible that no hard and fast rule can be drawn between verbal and non-verbal communication as, at some level, they will be difficult to tease apart.
 
Considering the above, it is possible that no hard and fast rule can be drawn between verbal and non-verbal communication as, at some level, they will be difficult to tease apart.
  
==What can be communicated using non-verbal communication?==
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===What can be communicated using non-verbal communication?===
 
Given the above - incomplete - list of communication methods one can wonder what may be communicated non-verbally. While the oft-quoted "93% of all communication" figure is based on a misunderstanding of the research, it is clear that a large number of things can be communicated.
 
Given the above - incomplete - list of communication methods one can wonder what may be communicated non-verbally. While the oft-quoted "93% of all communication" figure is based on a misunderstanding of the research, it is clear that a large number of things can be communicated.
  
===Voluntary communication===
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====Voluntary communication====
 
In the case of sign language and lip-reading one could argue that 100% of communication is potentially non-verbal.  However given that these are specialised skills generally only learnt by those with some difficulty in using aural communication these are probably best considered to be special cases.
 
In the case of sign language and lip-reading one could argue that 100% of communication is potentially non-verbal.  However given that these are specialised skills generally only learnt by those with some difficulty in using aural communication these are probably best considered to be special cases.
  
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Meanwhile, with our appearance we can express social status, political affiliation, likes and dislikes, attitude to social norms.
 
Meanwhile, with our appearance we can express social status, political affiliation, likes and dislikes, attitude to social norms.
  
===Involuntary communication===
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====Involuntary communication====
  
 
Involuntary communication would seem to be largely concerned with revealing our inner emotional state to others. It is in this area that most research seems to have been carried out and when there is a mismatch between these signals and the verbal content problems arise.
 
Involuntary communication would seem to be largely concerned with revealing our inner emotional state to others. It is in this area that most research seems to have been carried out and when there is a mismatch between these signals and the verbal content problems arise.

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