Often, what we don’t say speaks louder than our words. Non-verbal cues such as body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice convey powerful messages that can either complement or contradict our spoken words. For instance, crossed arms might indicate defensiveness, while a warm tone can express genuine interest. We must be aware of our non-verbal cues and interpret others accurately. In relationships, picking up on these subtle cues can enhance understanding and reduce misunderstandings. For those looking to improve their non-verbal communication skills, practicing active listening and being more conscious of one’s body language can be helpful starting points.