Communication plays a huge role in our society. It allows us to not only get others to understand us, but to understand others as well. While each individual’s ability to communicate and use language is partially based on our families as well as the environment that we grow up in there is a more fundamental aspect to ourselves that impacts how we communicate and use language, our gender. Both men and women communicate differently, these differences can be seen both in our personal and professional lives. It is important for us to understand how we communicate with each other in order to find success.
Short, Sweet, and to the Point
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When a husband asks a wife what needs to be done on Saturday a wife will be able to name off the various errands that need to be completed along with what places need to be stopped at, what time they should be done with the errands, and of course why things need to be done at a specific time. All of these details seem imperative for a woman and are more often than not required for her to fully process what needs to be done in a day.
How should you Approach a Female
When approaching a topic with a female it’s best to be ready to sit down for the long haul. Women have been known to talk much more than men. While each situation is different when a man and woman are speaking on a personal level it is best to expect to cover as much of the topic as possible. No detail should be ignored or overlooked. To a woman talking is much more than a communication tool it is a way for them to express how they feel about a topic. While not always the easiest thing to do if approached in the right way anyone can be successful in communication with a woman.
The Gray Area
With a better understanding of how men and women communicate with one another we have a better opportunity for success. One missing component is those that do not fall in the traditional man or woman category. "Tomboys" and "Transgender" may choose to relate more to the communication style that typically is used for the opposing gender. For example, a "tomboy" may choose to communicate in a more traditional man fashion as they don't feel the need to go into extensive detail regarding plans that a couple may have in the evening. These gray areas are, for lack of a better term, a flaw in the idea that gender has a role in our language and communication styles. The ability to read an individual and how they choose to communicate can allows for a more successful attempt at...