Human contact is dependent on communication. It involves the transfer and reception of information via spoken and nonverbal means. Verbal communication is the transmission and reception of information through auditory receptors. The transmission and reception nonverbal of information is not the same as the transmission or reception of spoken language. Signs and gestures can be used to communicate nonverbally. Although both nonverbal and verbal communication work well, there is a significant difference between the two. These differences include clarity, feedback and future reference. While verbal communication provides clear message and fast feedback, it does not allow for future references. Nonverbal communication may provide clarity and instant feedback but still permit future reference.
For the receiver who will need to understand the message, clarity is crucial. However, it is important that the sender understands the message. Clear communication can be achieved because both the initiator and receiver are present during exchanges of information (Braslavski, et al.). The receiver may request clarifications from the initiator if they do not understand what the communicator is saying. It is possible that the receiver may misunderstand non-verbal communications. It is sometimes useless to ask for clarification, especially if it takes too long. Verbal communication can be superior to nonverbal communication due to clear differences in verbal and nonverbal communication.