In order to observe the conversational patterns of men and women, they must first be introduced to one another. In Tannen’s observations, men tend to first introduce themselves and then continue by elaborating on themselves. When he is satisfied with his speech, he will then stop to inquire what the woman has to offer to the conversation. Drawing from personal experience, I find that I am the one who introduces myself and gets the conversation started. For instance, in the college social scene, people are thrust together and I find that I do not know many people. I once went up to... [continues]
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