With texting sweeping the nation, a natural bi-product of this movement is the reaction of older people who believe that texting is sending us down the path to absolute non-communication or worse, the devil. The same reaction, by the way, that my Great GrandpaBlackmer had to the telephone. So is it? Of course not, BUUUT is it?
Famous UCLA psychologist Albert Mehrabian who taught us about effective communication, said this:
7% of effective communication is the words we use.
38% is tone or how we say what we say.
That leaves 55% to body language.