I love talking. I love meeting new people (even though I can be shy, I am overly outgoing to compensate, weird but true).
I like getting to know people. Getting to tell stories. Being able to make people laugh. It's a great feeling.
I am also someone who uses my hands when I talk. A LOT. I'm not exactly sure why, but I do. Maybe it's hereditary.
I am sometimes very direct and at times have been brutally honest.
So why am I talking about this?
Well I notice people and how other people communicate. We all have different means of communicating. Some, like me, are hand-users. Some speak softly. Some over enunciate words or syllables.
I just realized that there is one method of communication I really dislike. I really, really dislike when someone's primary means of communication (absent a disability) is just by gestures, noises and eye movements.
Now I like sarcasm. I live for it! But there is a difference between occasionally rolling your eyes (which I have been known to do) and using this as a primary means of communicating.
When I am speaking with you and compliment a third party not in our presence, I don't understand what a grunt and tilting your head to side means. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?!
Do you agree? Do you disagree? Do you think I smell?
I'm fine with gestures and body movements accompanying speech, but not replacing it!