Did you see the interesting article posted on PsychCentral about 6 ways Men and Women Communicate differently? Richard Drobnick makes some interesting points. To summarize, he believes that a man focuses on solving a problem and only communicates what he considers to be relevant details needed to solve the problem. When he is listening he assumes that the person he is talking to is seeking his advice or assistance. He doesn’t like being told what to do, and when he is feeling down, he withdraws into his “cave”
A women, on the other hand, talks to discover how she is feeling. She talks to organize her thoughts. The conversation is a process that is as important as the end product. If she feels understood, she may not need to take further action to solve the problem. When she is upset she doesn’t withdraw. Rather she talks to explore and express her emotions.
This is similar to the Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus position. No wonder there are misunderstandings when men and women attempt to communicate! What do you think? Do you agree?
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