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Men and women communicate differently and often misunderstand each other because of it Throughout the years people have shown interest in the different communication styles between men and women People have studied read and wrote about the differences Some of the well known writers who specialize in gender communication are Deborah Tannen a linguist professor at Georgetown University who wrote several best-selling books about language and communication John Gray who is famous for Men are from Mars Women are from Venus series John Gottman a professor of psychology at the University of Washington who has spent most of his career doing complex long-term research and Senta Troemel-Ploetz a teacher in Germany who has a PhD in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania These people all write about the same things which are men women and communication but they have different ideas about what it is They all offer a lot of advice and explanations on gender communication As you will see they each have different techniques in what people should do to communicate better with the opposite sex For the longest time women have been known for talking too much For years people have argued about and researched who talks more men or women There is no right or wrong answer for it The stereotype is that women talk more As Tannen writes Studies have shown that if women and men talk equally in a group people think that women talked more Tannen 11 The truth is that men talk more in public situations while women talk more in private situations Another way of categorizing public and private speaking is buy using the words rapport-talk and report-talk Rapport-talk is more of a private way of speaking It is a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships And is mostly used by women Rapport-talk is the opposite of this It is sort of like public speaking It is a way a to preserve
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