The Genderlect Theory – Deborah Tannen. CH. Courtney Henkel. Updated 6 August Transcript. Definition: This theory is about how men. and women. Items 1 – 27 of 27 Genderlect theory proposes that there are separate languages based on gender. The core of this theory explains how different sets of linguistic. GENDERLECT THEORY Ravinandan Puri Roll no: PGP-1 B The Theory Genderlect theory by Dr. Deborah Tannen states that.
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Men will avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and hands back control to the other person.
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Men thus initiate far more conflict than women. For example, they will use emphasized intensifiers such as ‘so’ and ‘such’ ‘I was so happy’, ‘He is such an idiot’. They prefer facts and taking objective positions and will tend to ‘tell’ others, taking an authoritative or expert stance that puts them above others and discourages interruption.
When they put themselves in their stories, they are the heroes and intellectuals, solving complex problems, leading the charge and saving the day. This creates more empathetic connection with their audience. The public stage brings out their hteory instinct and they will vie with other men to be top dog.
Women and Men in ConversationPerennial Currents, Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person. To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, thekry and people.
EmotionsGoalsValues. Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. Conflict Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. Men’s conversations will thus tend gendedlect jump around different topics as they compete to take the lead, whilst women will allow a conversation to go on for a long time in order to achieve greater relationship depth. A useful way of viewing this that she uses is that they are as different cultures.
Listening and interrupting Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person. Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a short-cut to gaining status.
They may also be drowned out by the men. More Kindle book s: Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference. In seeking status, men will tend avoid emotion as a sign of weakness, unless they are using in an way that does not expose genderelct to attack.
Home Top Quick Links Settings. A short, sharp fight quickly establishes the hierarchical order that they prefer, establishing who has more status and position. Where they do interrupt it is to show support or to ask questions to better understand the other person.
Disciplines Techniques Principles Explanations Theories. Connection and status The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a deep drive to seek connectionwhilst men have a deep drive to seek status.
In public, there is less opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less. In women’s stories, they are more often the victims. Private and public Women talk more in genderlecy conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. Thus, as a Japanese and French person conversing would take account of each others different tjeory styles, so also should men and women understand and take account of the very real differences of the other.
In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status. Men thus tend thsory use jokes more and use stories, particularly in a third-person objective style. They will listen carefully and attentively for a long period without interrupting.
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Thus, when given an order, women will be more likely to comply than a man, who especially if status levels are unclear may well challenge back. And the big paperback book Look inside. Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab attention and demonstrate status.
Of course there are other goals that men and women seek. They tbeory include more emotional elements in their talk and will encourage others to do the same.
And the big paperback book. Home Top Menu Quick Links. They will tell about how they and others have been emotionally hurt. The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a deep drive to seek connectionwhilst men have a deep drive to seek status.
In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. How we change what others think, feel, believe and do. Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as genderlecf way of gaining rapport and connection with others. You can buy books here.