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Communication styles: Understanding gender differences

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Communication Styles: Understanding Gender DifferencesMen Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus – you might not know the book, but if you’ve ever communicated with someone of the opposite sex, you instinctively get what the title means. Understanding typical gender differences in conversation will help you communicate more effectively – even if speaking with someone from another planet!

Our ideas about gender differences in communication styles are constantly evolving and are shaped by circumstance. For example, my brother grew up with three sisters and was, therefore, influenced by a culture of females. On the other hand, my husband grew up with brothers and sisters and lived in a diverse neighbourhood. His communication style was so flexible, he was a chameleon when it came …

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