Nonverbal communication ('NVC) is the nonlinguistic transmission of information through visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic (physical) channels.
Nonverbal communication is the transmission of messages or signals through a nonverbal platform such as eye contact, facial expressions8, gestures, posture, and the distance between two individuals. This form of communication is characterized by multiple channels and scholars argue that nonverbal communication can convey more meaning than verbal communication.[8Some scholars state that most people trust forms of nonverbal communication over verbal communication. Ray Birdwhistell8 concludes that nonverbal communication accounts for 60–70 percent of human communication,although according to other researchers the communication type is not quantifiable or does not reflect modern human communication, especially when people rely so much on written means.