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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For example, they will use emphasized tyeory such as ‘so’ and ‘such’ ‘I was so happy’, ‘He is such an idiot’. 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.
Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. Private and public Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others.
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A short, sharp fight quickly establishes the hierarchical order that they prefer, establishing who has more status and position. In women’s stories, they are more often the victims.
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. They will tell about how they and others have been emotionally hurt. Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them.
Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference. To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, relationships and people. Of course there are other goals that men and women seek.
Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab attention and demonstrate status. And the big paperback book. In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. The public stage brings out their competitive instinct and they will vie with other men to be top dog.
EmotionsGoalsValues. More Kindle book s: They will listen carefully and attentively for a long period without interrupting.
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Men thus tend to use jokes more and use stories, particularly in a third-person objective style. They will include more emotional elements in their talk and will encourage others to do the same.
How we change what others think, feel, believe and do. Men talk more when in a public forum, where their audience has the power to recognize them and give them the status they genderledt.
In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status.
You can buy books here. Deborah Tannen coined the term ‘Genderlect’ to describe the way that the conversation of men and women are not right and wrong, superior and inferior — they are just different.
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Men’s conversations will thus tend to jump around different topics as they compete to take the lead, whilst women will allow a conversation thelry go tyeory for a long time in order to achieve greater relationship depth.
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.
Please help and share: Conflict Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. Emotion and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. Men thus initiate far more conflict than women. The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a deep drive to seek connectionwhilst men have theoryy deep drive to seek status.
In a male-dominated business meeting, when the boss interrupts, others will immediately allow this to happen. In public, there is less opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less.
Where they do interrupt it is to show support or to ask questions to better understand the other person. They may also be drowned out by the men. Men will avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and hands back control to the other person.
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.
Thus, when given an order, women will be more likely to comply than a thsory, who especially if status levels are unclear may well challenge back. Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other genderlecg.
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And the big paperback book Look inside. 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. Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a short-cut to gaining status.