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Their Talk Person to Person Communication between the sexes is an age old problem that has been construed over the years to be the result of many factors I believe the central problem between male and female communication is that men are direct and to the point while women like to tell a story which is typically more illustrative and emotional Therefore it may be that men tend to turn a deaf ear to what women have to say because it seems men often lose interest due to the story-telling approach women utilize while communicating Let me point out that this is only my opinion and depending on who you ask or what you read you may find that there are many other opinions In the essay His Talk Her Talk Joyce Maynard points out that suggesting that there are differences between the sexes other than anatomy may be wrong or politically incorrect but in fact differences do exist Its hard to believe that there is no such thing as womens talk and mens talk Neither sex knows what goes on in each others conversations Mens conversations are generally short and to the point where as womens conversations are intimate and full of emotion Maynard claims that the sexes talk about the same eternal conflicts its just that their styles are different When communicating men get to the point quickly and women pay more attention to details Neither of the sexs ways of communicating are better they are simply different In the essay Man to Man Woman to Woman Mark A Sherman and Adelaide Haas assert that men and women typically choose different topics for discussion There is no language distinction within each gender or verbal absolutes to distinguish between the sexes but there is a general difference in the way men and women converse most notably women tend to be better listeners Both men
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