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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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. A short, thoery fight quickly establishes the hierarchical order that they prefer, establishing who has more status and position.
Deborah Tannen coined the term ‘Genderlect’ to describe the way that the conversation of genderlecct and women are not right and wrong, superior and inferior — they are just different.
To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, relationships and people.
In a male-dominated business meeting, when the boss interrupts, others will immediately allow this to happen. 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. They will include more emotional elements in their talk and will encourage others to do the same. Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab attention and demonstrate status.
EmotionsGoalsValues. Emotion and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. Thsory conversations will thus tend to 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. Women will genderlwct just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person.
Where they do interrupt it is to show support or to ask questions to better understand the other person. In seeking status, men will tend avoid emotion as a sign of weakness, unless they are using in an way that does not expose them to attack. Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior genderlext 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. And the big paperback book Look inside. gheory
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For example, they will use emphasized intensifiers such as ‘so’ and ‘such’ ‘I was so happy’, ‘He is such an idiot’. 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. Please help and share: How we change what others think, feel, believe and do. They will listen carefully and attentively for a long period without interrupting.
Women and Men in ConversationPerennial Currents, More Kindle book s: A useful way of viewing this that she uses is that they are as different cultures. Home Top Quick Links Settings. This creates more empathetic connection with their audience. The public stage brings out their competitive instinct and they will vie with other men to be top dog.
They may also be drowned out by the men. In women’s stories, they are more often the victims.
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They will tell about how they and others have been emotionally hurt. Home Top Menu Quick Links. Thus, as a Japanese and French person conversing would take account of each others different cultural styles, so also should men and women understand and take account of the very real differences of the other.
Conflict Conflict, theoy a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand theroy they will work hard to avoid them. Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference. In public, there is less opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less.
Of course there are other goals that men and women seek. Men will avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and geenderlect back control to the other person. And the big paperback book. Men thus tend to use jokes more and use stories, particularly in a third-person objective style. When they put themselves in their stories, they are the heroes and intellectuals, solving complex problems, leading the charge genderlecy saving the day.
In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status. Private and public Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others.