“The fact is that men and women communicate differently. Although men and women speak the same language, we have differences in priorities, internal processing and behaviour patterns so it is easy to misunderstand, misinterpret or simply not get where the other is coming from.
To increase your ability to persuade, motivate, influence and get along, you must understand the gender communication rules or gender codes for how men and women communicate. This in-turn will help you to build rapport, relationships and connect.
While gender differences may have been widely researched and certain behaviours observed and labelled, it’s never, ever appropriate to stereotype. Every person is an individual and the characteristics for men and women will vary depending on the person.
Based on our research, observations in our training programmes and a number of books such as Debra Tannen’s, You Just Don’t Understand, here are some overall observations of differences between men and women. Understanding these differences can assist you in continuing to build and maintain relationships.”
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