Some people are better with saying how they feel and what they want or what they expect from someone than they are at showing it. Some people are shy and insecure. Which would mean they are standoffish with doing certain things but have no problem telling you what is they want or why they are the way they are. Also, people sometimes don’t know how to show what it is they’re thinking or feeling so they use words instead. A person can buy you expensive gifts, take you on nice dates, fly you across the world and could have nasty motives in mind and those are all actions.