Shared Talking Styles

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ROMANTIC TONGUE TIES

SANDI EVERHART

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATONS

INSTRUCTOR: JOSH BEATY

May 28, 2012

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Shared Talking Styles Herald New and Lasting Romance was a very interesting article to me. Two people that are on the same wave length will have excellent communication between them. I’m in an 8 year relationship with a wonderful man, and I tell you that it has not been a picnic in the communication department. You find yourself only listening to half of what that person has to say until it becomes a problem to one or the other person. By problems I mean “ Did you pay the bill yesterday like I asked”? And why did you put mustard on my sandwich? I thought you knew I hated mustard. After years of communicating with each other we have found a common ground. And that ground was built on learning about each other, likes and dislikes and respecting the other person’s feelings. Romantic ties may indeed benefit from matching conversational styles. Other evidence has suggested that unconscious mimicry of speech rate, emotional tone EVERHART 3 and mannerism by a conversation partner increases how much that person is liked (Simon Garrod). I took the Language Style Matching and received a very low score. I text my sister sheree all the time. When I first get up in the morning, in the afternoon, and the evening. This is how she and I communicate. I know we abbreviate a lot and cut word in half but that is the text world. I don’t know if I fully agree with the test because my score was a 0.8 and me and my sister communicates very well. Now if I were to be talking...
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