LCC International University
November 9, 2014
Communication is the process of exchanging information between two or more dyads. Each of us constantly become the participant of such process. Communication is needed for human’s survival, is helping to define who we are as personality and communication provides a vital link with others (R. Adler, 2007; p. 7).
Communication is so habitual for humans that it seems like it should not cause any problems. However, many of us had been in such situations when we did not actually understand what our interlocutor is speaking about or, conversely, it was hard to explain and convince our own point of view. When communicating with the representatives of different part of the country or world, different ethnic or social group, we naturally assume that we will not understand the whole context that our interlocutor is bringing to us. However, if both man and woman are sincerely trying to put some effort into their communication and in the end it fails, the misunderstanding between them may result in resentment, disappointment or even anger. People have a great opportunity to avoid communication with the person (or group) whether he is from another ethnic group, culture or country. However, it is impossible to avoid communication with the opposite sex – family, friends or colleagues. Therefore, the problem of gender communication applies to virtually everyone.
The thesis statement for the this research paper is: “gender differences occur while using verbal language, yet our views are stereotyped, which affects effective communication”. In this research paper I will clearly focus on the gender differences in verbal communication and on stereotypes occurred in communication.
Gender Differences in Verbal Communication
According to John Gray (1992), the author of the most significant literature books on communication differences
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