What Does The Tone Of Your Voice Convey?

The tone of voice is the most influential element of communication.

When I was going to college for my criminal justice degree. One of my professors was an attorney. I learned so much from him, but because I had young children to raise I was forced to quit my schooling.

We had started to touch base on voices and tones. I let this area drop, I wish I never had but, maybe you can learn a little from what I studied.

There are two factors in the sound of your voice to give meaning (conscience and unconscious) to the message you are sending. Some of the factors are: timbre, volume, speed, clarity, and projection.

Multiple people can say the same sentence with their different tones of voice and convey different psychological information. It feels hard they’re both verbal and non-verbal meaning in all of our words. Non-verbal part is harder to control, so it’s also more genuine.

You can also figure out how someone is doing by examining their tone of voice. Even if you’re talking in the language you don’t know, you can figure something out about how they feel and think by just listening to how they talk.

I will try and give you a few ideas on how to interpret with someone’s Tone of voice is telling you:

  • A deep tone of voice implies maturity and Generates trust in other people it’s also a common tone in advertisements.
  • If someone’s tone of voice is extremely deep, actually conveys a dark feeling.
  • A firm confident tone of voice make you think the person talking is distinguished and important.
  • Talking in a quiet tone of voice makes you think the person has major weaknesses or is awkward.
  • People who have a really high tone of voice don’t convey much credibility.

Voice is such a personal detail that now it’s being used as a way to check identity and let people access their technology. It’s also valid as evidence in a trial, it is just as it may be even more reliable than a fingerprint.


The way someone breathe while they talk give us an idea of the pace you live there life at.

  • Calm: someone very balanced is talking.
  • Deep and constant: energy and activity.
  • Deep, constant, and strong: bottled up anger.
  • Superficial: a lack of practicality.
  • Short and quick: anxiety, distress.


This generally defined how someone interacts with them selves and others:

  • Normal: self-control and the ability to listen.
  • High: weakness, selfishness, and impatience.
  • Low: inexperience and inhibition.

Articulation or Vocalization

Vocalization have to do with someone ability to be understood and their desire to be understood:

  • Well-defined: mental clarity, openness to communication.
  • Imprecise: do you see or mental confusion.
  • Very clear: narcissism, tension.
  • Stumbling: aggressiveness, inhibition.


This will tell you about the emotional state this person is in.

  • Slow: lack of interest, disconnection from the world.
  • Fast: tension, desire to hide information.
  • Regular: holding back, bottling up, unnatural.
  • Irregular: confused, anxiety, comma breakdown.

Voice and Relations

Tone of voice is like a stamp. Even if the person they’re talking to isn’t an expert in this subject, they unconsciously receive messages from the other person’s tone of voice. And these messages with shape the image they have of the person.

Tone of voice also conveys the type of relationship a person wants to have with someone else. So if their cold and sharp, they want to establish some distance. And if they’re warm and sweet they’re trying to get closer. The tone of voice defines the tone of the bond. It’s also important to point out that a person’s tone of voice isn’t always the same. But there are still things that are always there. Those are the consistent patterns that will give you the key to someone’s personality or mood. A good way to practice self-knowledge is to record yourself in different scenarios and then listen for those hidden tones in your voice. Tone of voice is a great tool for communication and forming relationships. And that’s exactly why it’s a tool that’s so worth learning t use.

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