DIRECT COMMUNICATION (low contex) is when the speaker communicates true intentions directly in the verbal message. Direct communicators’ messages usually don’t have an underlying meaning. They value direct answers, honesty and frankness.
INDIRECT COMMUNICATION (high contex) is when true intentions are not verbally expressed but come from context or non-verbal communication. Indirect speakers usually don’t make a direct statement if it may cause tension or conflict. They will find more convoluted ways to reply to avoid saying “no” or “I don’t know”.