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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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. The public stage brings out their competitive instinct and they will vie with other men to be top dog. 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.
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Where they do interrupt it is to show support or to ask questions to better understand the other person. A short, sharp fight quickly establishes the hierarchical order that they prefer, establishing who has more status and position. They will listen carefully and attentively for a long period without interrupting.
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They may also be drowned out by the men. 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.
For example, they will use emphasized intensifiers such as ‘so’ and ‘such’ ‘I was so happy’, ‘He is such an idiot’. To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, relationships and people. In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. EmotionsGoalsValues.
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Of course there are other goals that men and women seek. Disciplines Techniques Principles Explanations Theories. In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status. 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 on for a long time in order to achieve greater relationship depth.
In seeking status, men will tend avoid emotion as a sign of weakness, unless they are using in an way gencerlect does not expose them to attack.
Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. 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.
Emotion and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts.
A useful way of viewing this that she uses is that they are as different cultures.
This creates more empathetic connection with their audience. Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab attention and demonstrate gsnderlect. In public, there is theoru opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less. Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a short-cut to gaining status. 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 seek.
Men will avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and hands back control to the other person. Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference.
In women’s stories, they are more often the victims. Men thus initiate far more conflict than women. Please help and share: Listening and interrupting Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by tueory to connect better to the other person. Home Top Menu Quick Links. When they put themselves in their stories, they are the teory and intellectuals, solving complex problems, leading the charge and saving the day.
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. 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.