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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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. Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a short-cut to gaining status.
Men talk more when in a public forum, where their audience has the power to recognize them and give them the status they seek. A short, sharp fight quickly establishes the hierarchical order that they prefer, establishing who has more status and position.
Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand ttheory they will work hard to avoid them. When they put themselves in their stories, they are the heroes and intellectuals, solving complex problems, leading the charge and saving the day. Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab hteory and demonstrate status.
The public stage brings out their geenderlect instinct and they will vie with other men to be top dog. Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. Home Top Menu Quick Links. Please help and share: Men thus tend to use jokes more and use stories, particularly in a third-person objective style.
Emotion and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. More Kindle book s: In a male-dominated business meeting, when the boss interrupts, others will immediately allow this to happen.
Home Top Quick Links Settings. Men’s conversations will thus tend to jump around different topics as they compete to take the lead, whilst women will allow a conversation to go genserlect for a long time in order to achieve greater relationship depth. You can buy books here. They prefer facts and taking objective positions and will tend to ‘tell’ others, taking an gennderlect or expert stance that puts them above others and discourages interruption.
Disciplines Techniques Principles Explanations Theories. In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts.
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. EmotionsGoalsValues. For example, they will use emphasized intensifiers such as ‘so’ and ‘such’ ‘I was so happy’, ‘He is such an idiot’.
They may also be drowned out by the men. Women and Men in ConversationPerennial Currents, Men thus initiate far more conflict than women. They will tell about how they and others have been emotionally hurt.
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Men genderlecct avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and hands back control to the other person. In public, there is less opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less. In seeking status, men will tend avoid emotion as a sign of weakness, unless they are using in gederlect way that does not expose them to attack.
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.
And the big paperback book Look inside. And the big paperback book. Listening and interrupting Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to gendeflect better to the other person.
Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference. Conflict Conflict, theorry a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. 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.
To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, relationships and people. How we change what others think, feel, believe and do. Where they do interrupt it thfory to show support or to ask questions to better understand 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.
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Of course there are other goals that men and women seek. They will include more emotional elements in their talk and will encourage others to do the same. They will listen carefully and attentively for a long period without interrupting.
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 women’s stories, they are more often genderpect victims. A useful way of viewing this that she uses is that they are as different cultures.