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Hearing an opinion spoken aloud humanizes the person behind it.

Association for Psychological Science

It is possible that variance in communicators’ natural cues in their voices, such as tone, can convey their thoughtfulness.

Lead researcherJuliana Schroeder of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Highlights

The medium of communication is particularly significant when the communicator and listener are at odds on an issue.
Audio clips are sufficient to convey human like qualites, making additional visual cues unecessary.
A person's voice reveals human like qualities of thinking and feeling.
Through vocal interation the tendency to disparage other people's opinions is tempered.
Vocal communication being more trasparent in this way, can aid to achieve more positive social interaction.