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As God had created both men and women physically different it is no wonder that men and women also differ in they way they think feel and converse It is a stereotype that men are the more practical thinkers as compared to the women who are more concerned with aesthetics and feelings It is probable due to this difference that men and women compliment each other in the way that they think feel and also they way the converse However there are no proper research done to conclude the above due to the individuality of both men and women As there may be men who are more concerned with aesthetics and feelings and there may also be women who are practical thinkers These differences make it difficult to draw any concrete conclusion on the way men and women think and feel However there are studies to show that there are differences between the way men and women talk We will discuss the differences between mens and womens talk in the way they interact their choice of words and phrases and the topics they like to discuss We will begin by first looking at how men and women use compliments in their interactions A study involving American British Polish and New Zealand speakers both male and female have shown that the use of compliments is more predominant among the women as compared to men and that they are complimented more often then men Nessa Wolfson 1983 Janet Holmes 1988 Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk 1989 Robert Herbert 1990 In addition a study by Janet Holmes in 1988 of middle-class Pakeha New Zealanders showed that two-thirds of all compliments were given by women and they received three-quarters of them She also noted that women compliment each other twice as much as men complimented them Besides this difference in number the manners in which the compliments are used also differ between the genders The prevalent use of compliments
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