Looking not specifically for a word, but a description of someone who expresses their feelings, emotions in an authentic manner. Someone who doesn't have to say much to convey their state; one can understand them by being around them, feeling rapport not verbally.

Character examples: Joe, from Nymphomaniac, or the main character of Under the Skin.

  • Maybe their stature or mannerisms are expressive. Maybe they are "easy to read"
    – Preston
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 19:08
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    People who expresses themselves well non-verbally are non-verbal.
    – Drew
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 20:34

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There are a lot of ways of communicating non-verbally.

If you want to highlight that they talk through gestures, try:

gesticulative if you want an adjective, or gesticulator for a noun

From Oxford:

He describes the fascinating journey along the evolutionary path that ‘converted us from wild gesticulators to smooth talkers.’


You can define this kind of person as being transparent:

  • candid; frank; open.

or an open book:

  • if someone is an open book, it is easy to know what they are thinking and feeling. Sarah's an open book, so you'll know right away if she doesn't like the present you've bought her.

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