Men and women may be from the same species when it comes to biology, but when dealing with communication they have differences that some even consider to be out of this world. Books like Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray (1992) and That’s Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen (1992) have brought issues of gender communication and the importance of understanding such communication styles and techniques to the forefront of American society in recent years.
Three of those styles that are typical differences between American males and females will be discussed in this document. These three are: conversational style, pronunciation, and independence versus interdependence in storytelling techniques. Continue reading