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Gender Issues in Communication
Transcript of Gender Issues in Communication
(lacking or too much) - let's talk, talk about what Women are spontaneous and are frequent with emotions. ("emotional"); vulnerable, expressive towards fears, guilt, sadness, and affection Feelings Be engaged! It does not work if you are partially listening or pretending. Listen with an intent, and be responsive. Important: If someone is angry, listen to what he has to say, and try to respond in an effective manner (more feeling than fueling). You can express interest and concern while not necessarily agreeing with them. ACTIVE LISTENING Not the person.
Try to understand the other person's position. If you have to respond, take your time. At times, you may say something that you will regret. Think about what is to be said, this let's the person know you value them. CONFRONT THE SITUATION If the conflict is over something that is not important to you but very important to the other person. Accommodate This technique results in a resolution that is acceptable by all parties, although every party may not get exactly what it wants. Compromise DIAGNOSIS
He: There you go again! You never think my contributions to this marriage are good enough!
She: (sarcastically) Thanks a lot! You think my contri¬bution to this household is so trivial that I can do nothing and the difference won’t even be noticed? He: That’s ridiculous! Nothing bad is going to happen, so just trust that I’ll get there safely! If something bad does happen, I’m sure you’ll hear about it!
to promote generosity and humanness; communication will always be a key to growing and maturing relationships Seek first to understand Diagnose before you prescribe Situation 1 He: I’m really tired. I have so much work to do—I don’t know how I’m going to get it done! She: Me, too. There just aren’t enough hours in the day! Remember... Preventions/solutions What are some common implications between men/women in relationships? Situation 2 She: I’m really tired. I have so much work to do—I don’t know how I’m going to get it done! He: Why don’t you take a day off and rest, if you’re so tired? FENDER GENDER Situation 3
She: Call me when you get there and let me know you made it safely. Michelle Martin
will share and discuss ... Men
lost in translation (controlled, dominated)
short phrases; talk about things, sports, politics Women
overcrowd their sentences; talk about people (relationships) Men too have emotions, more expressive toward anger, avoid emotions (anti-vulnerable) SEX Top 10 Ways Men and Women Communicate Differently:
10. Nonverbal Communication
9. Body Orientation
6. Giving Compliments
5. Problem Solving
4. Getting Your Way
1. E-mail Tanner, D. (1990). You just don’t understand: Women and men in
conversation. New York: Ballantine Books.
Wood, J. (2009). Gendered lives: Communication, gender, and culture (8th Edition).
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.
Familylife.com References Physical
Sex is high priority
Other priorities may be higher
Not to be put down
Difficult to distract
Propagation of species
Shorter more intense
Orgasm usually needed
Propagation of oneness
Longer, more in depth
Satisfaction often possible
Orientation Stimulation Needs Sexual Response Orgasm Men Women