Communication Styles - True or False

This is from inter, part of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

"The amount of personal space that Nicaraguans prefer to keep is significantly less than what Canadians are used to; therefore, expect to have people stand quite close to you when they are speaking (although the distance is not as close as in Arab countries, for instance). Eye contact is not as important as it is in Canada, but it is not poorly regarded either. Thus, in my opinion, it is best to not change your behaviour, but do not be offended if people do not look directly at you when they are speaking. Nicaraguans have very pronounced body language and some gestures may create confusion. For instance, people point with their mouths to indicate a person or object. Rubbing two index fingers together indicates that you want to pay for something and may be another potentially confusing gesture. Canadians often think that the two previously mentioned gestures have sexual connotations, but this is not the case at all. As far as tone of voice and directness are concerned, Nicaraguans express themselves differently as they do not do follow a straight line, but tend to go off on a tangent, particularly when expressing disagreement. Moreover, they have troubles saying "no" or "I don’t know" to a foreigner, especially in the workplace."

True or False?

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De acuerdo

First, "How Nicaraguans Point" is documented by Gixia in this NL photo. Seeing it is normal, not noticing that you have started doing it too is amusing.

I haven't been talking face-to-face with any Canadians recently but Nicaraguans being closer than most usanos makes sense to me -- particularly in an argument.

Not talking in a straight line is clearly true and sometimes reminds me of myself. :-) They do a lot better with "I don't know" than Ticos do but not wanting to say no is all so true. Yesterday I had an argument with a taxista. I kept telling him that he was wrong (he was) and he would beat around the bush but never tell me I was wrong (which I wasn't).

More Nicaragua stories once I recover from Wednesday in Managua.