Sometimes the smell is used to convey how much they care about their family.
When my daughter Marina came home my mother was at our house with a basket of goodies.
These “gimmicks” that we reject in business communication are very much a part of what social networking is all about.
Let’s start by looking into how Hispanics gain this emotional connection.
One thing that Latinos overly rely on to gain a better understanding of one another is the use of non-verbal communication cues.
The cues include facial expressions, hand and body movement, physical touch, voice pitch, voice sounds (not the articulation of the words), physical appearance, emotional appearance (like teary eyes), and even smell.
I did not realize how often I used non-verbal cues to communicate until I started dating a non-Hispanic girl who once asked me why I smacked my lips and made other sounds to convey my feelings, instead of simply expressing them verbally.