dog shaking head

Is that “Yes” or “No”?


I have been asked so many time why I shake my head and say “Yes!”, why I nod when meaning “No!”?!  People told me that they didn`t understand my response. Others just accused me of not knowing how to use gestures?! Hmm?

A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with words. Using gesture in communication can be confusing sometimes, especially when we travel to other countries.