His Talk, Her Talk

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Male-Female Communications Men and women communicate in different ways, and don't always understand each other clearly. If we take a closer look at the ways we communicate, you can see the differences in the talking styles, the ways of thinking, and the points of view. The main problem between male and female communication is that men are more direct and to the point, while women are more illustrative and emotional than men. For instance, a man may communicate a story in one sentence, while a woman may tell a very long and detailed story that is full of side-notes and emotion. This in turn may cause men to give women a deaf ear during communication due to them losing interest in the woman's long and expansive nature. In “His Talk, Her Talk," by Joyce Maynard, the problems of male and female communication are discussed by stating some of the authors own personal experiences in her life. She also discusses how men and women like to talk about different topics and the reasons why they are drawn into same sex conversations. She points out that she does not believe that men are smarter or more high minded than women but that there is such thing as “men’s talk” or “women’s talk” and that we naturally seek out company of ones own sex. She goes on to say how when she was attending a party she noticed all the women were in one room and all the men in another. This was because the woman felt the the talk in their room was much more interesting. Maynard also explains that men can wrap up a conversation in one sentence while women may take longer to explain themselves. In the second essay “Man to Man, Women to Women” by Mark A. Sherman and Adelaide Haas also discusses the problems of male and female communication but from a more clinical perspective, the authors send out questionnaires to over 250 patients ranging in age get their answers. They asked them how often

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