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    Would imagine most people would say face to face but online does have its merits, for one people can't see if you are sad or whatever so avoids that awkward 'are you ok' moment and you can talk to people who live far away but sometimes face to face is more fulfilling.
    If you had to pick one for the rest of your life which would it be
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    Face to face. Online is only good for breaking up (Joking).

    This is what is important when you communicate
    Words - 7%
    Voice - 38%
    Body language - 55%
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    (Original post by jsk800)
    Face to face. Online is only good for breaking up (Joking).

    This is what is important when you communicate
    Words - 7%
    Voice - 38%
    Body language - 55%
    hm that's actually a very insightful breakdown, thanks for sharing :beard:
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    From an autistic perspective, I would have to choose online. Both forms of communication have their benefits and drawbacks and sure, verbal communication is important to master. You have the benefits of body language to help convey a suitable impression and tone of voice to distinguish the meaning of phrases. With oline communication, you only have the person's words to go by. However, verbal communication for me just makes me cringe after pretty much every conversation. Sometimes, I worry so much about what my tone of voice sounds like or whether or not I'm looking at them properly so I forget to remember whatever my body language is conveying, which could unintentionally lead to me giving the completely wrong impression. My tone of voice is not always reliable either, as it sometimes comes out quieter (when talking to those I'm not used to speaking to) or grumpier than I actually intend it to. Online communication relieves me of these worries and allows me to be more open. It's so much easier to confide in people when my head isn't hurting from eye contact and I don't have to worry about what my voice sounds like.
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    Jokes - in person

    more serious things - online
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    In person. I've grown to hate WhatsApp, texting ect. They lack emotion or meaning and can be read incorrectly very easily.
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    Verbally it is easier to influence the person - because reading, you know, requires more attention
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    I don't have a preference. In person, it's usually easier to work out what they really mean. Whether I'll hear them is usually another matter.

    Online, it, as someone else mentioned, isn't always obvious what they really mean.
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    (Original post by jsk800)
    Face to face. Online is only good for breaking up (Joking).

    This is what is important when you communicate
    Words - 7%
    Voice - 38%
    Body language - 55%
    My boy got maths involved.
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    aight real talk, if we're talking professional then face to face if we're talking normal talk with expletives then it's online. Aight now Imma bring some basic psychology into this. If you don't socialise every now and then your mental health is gonna deteriorate quicker than a frontotemporal dementia deteriorates the frontal lobe.
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    Always in person.
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    In person because easier to hug.

    That said, I feel like it's easier to open up to people online.:erm:
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    It's a weird thing for me. I'm an introvert but I'd rather talk face to face with my friends instead of online. If particular circumstances don't demand I use social media, I'd rather do It face to face, It's way more natural for me.
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    Although I'm something of an introvert, I prefer face-to-face communication because if I need to say something personal/important/rant at someone, it can be perceived wrongly on social media etc. so I'd rather avoid the problem of miscommunication and say it to their face
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    Online because being able to ignore other humans at my convenience is such a blessing
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    As always, I can't answer a question like this without saying it depends.

    To me communication doesn't just simply meaning sitting down with your friends for a gossip or talking with a lecturer. There are a lot of other forms of communication such as books and video. They involve a creator communicating with someone through their media. But I appreciate that's not what the question is asking.

    Whether I prefer digital or face to face communication really depends on what I am tying to achieve in that conversation. If it's trying to get a bit of quick info, digital has far more merits. If I want long extended conversations with people then face to face is largely easier. But right now while I'm typing this, I'm having a longer conversation with people from a uni society. I also have friends that live far away, making face to face conversation inconvenient. Online is also more convenient as I don't have to go out of my way to talk with people.

    That said, if there were no restrictions I'd pick face to face, in person every time. It's much easier to read a person who you can physically see and touch
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    In person definitely. I work in an office and many of the relationships I form aren't down to the work that I do, but from getting to know each over from a personal level. Hearing about my colleague's stories and what's happening in their lives, whether they're happy or sad, are quite fulfilling in building relationships and learning about one another.

    I have a friend what work with virtual teams and I believe you'd focus much more on the work rather than building relationships in my honest opinion.
 
 
 
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