Communication Styles - True or False
This is from inter cultures.ca, 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?