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I am broadly focused on emotional expressivity in close relationships. I am primarily interested in unpacking the differences between verbal and nonverbal expressivity on a trait level and evaluating these differences within close relationships. More specifically, I am interested in looking at verbal and nonverbal expressivity separately as potential predictors of other personality attributes and of characteristics of the relationship. I am interested in questions such as: Are people congruent on trait emotional expressivity across the channels? That is, if I am very expressive verbally am I also very expressive nonverbally? How does one partner’s verbal and nonverbal expressivity impact their relationship and communication with their partner?