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1 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers?

2 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? LINKING STEP 1 1. What is the critical question?

3 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? 1. What is the critical question? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved?

4 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? LINKING STEP 2 2 What are the key terms and explanations?

5 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience

6 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience Problematic: awkward, tricky, challenging, difficult

7 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience Problematic: awkward, tricky, challenging, difficult Perceived gender roles: Women assume a more dominant role in regulating the intimacy between a female and a male.. Women are more sensitive to the interpersonal meanings in the messages they exchange with the opposite gender. They pay more attention to the underlying meanings that may be implied in a statement or a response. Men on the other hand are more direct… they are about doing things or fixing or offering a solution to a problem.

8 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience Problematic: awkward, tricky, challenging, difficult Perceived gender roles: Women assume a more dominant role in regulating the intimacy between a female and a male.. Women are more sensitive to the interpersonal meanings in the messages they exchange with the opposite gender. They pay more attention to the underlying meanings that may be implied in a statement or a response. Men on the other hand are more direct… they are about fixing a or offering a solution to a problem. Report Talk: Men typically like to use what some call report talk which is convey direct information, tell you about something and promote self-importance. vs. Rapport Talk: Women use rapport talk to establish care, intimacy, cooperation, reassurance, and connection.

9 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience Problematic: awkward, tricky, challenging, difficult Perceived gender roles: Women assume a more dominant role in regulating the intimacy between a female and a male.. Women are more sensitive to the interpersonal meanings in the messages they exchange with the opposite gender. They pay more attention to the underlying meanings that may be implied in a statement or a response. Men on the other hand are more direct… they are about fixing a or offering a solution to a problem. Report Talk: Men typically like to use what some call report talk which is convey information and self- importance vs. Rapport Talk: Women use rapport talk to establish care, intimacy, and connection. Between the lines: There can be subtle differences in the ways that women and men approach problems. Women sometimes deal with problems (especially emotional concerns) by talking about them, sharing their feelings, and matching experiences with others. This can be frustrating to men, who more typically deal with problems by focusing on the facts and seeking an immediate solution. Occasionally, men perceive women to be ungrateful for the advice and solutions they offer and reach frustration because women don't want to resolve their problems! Similarly, when men offer a solution, rather than talking about a problem, women may feel hurt, dissatisfied, and put-down by the lack of empathy men show.

10 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience Problematic: awkward, tricky, challenging, difficult Perceived gender roles: Women assume a more dominant role in regulating the intimacy between a female and a male.. Women are more sensitive to the interpersonal meanings in the messages they exchange with the opposite gender. They pay more attention to the underlying meanings that may be implied in a statement or a response. Men on the other hand are more direct… they are about fixing a or offering a solution to a problem. 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Communication, Problematic Perceived roles, Report Talk vs. Rapport Talk, Between the Lines Report Talk: Men typically like to use what some call report talk which is convey information and self-importance vs. Rapport Talk: Women use rapport talk to establish care, intimacy, and connection. Between the lines: There can be subtle differences in the ways that women and men approach problems. Women sometimes deal with problems (especially emotional concerns) by talking about them, sharing their feelings, and matching experiences with others. This can be frustrating to men, who more typically deal with problems by focusing on the facts and seeking an immediate solution. Occasionally, men perceive women to be ungrateful for the advice and solutions they offer and reach frustration because women don't want to resolve their problems! Similarly, when men offer a solution, rather than talking about a problem, women may feel hurt, dissatisfied, and put-down by the lack of empathy men show.

11 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? LINKING STEP 3 3 What are the supporting questions and answers?

12 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? ? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? 1.How do men and women use communication differently (in interactions with the other gender) ?

13 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Why do men and women communicate differently with one another? ? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? 1.How and why do men and women seem to use communication differently? Men use communication to relay self importance, worth, and to problem-solve. Women use communication to share feelings, establish connections, and mold a relationship

14 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Why do men and women communicate differently with one another? ? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? How and why do men and women seem to use communication differently? Men use communication to relay self importance and worth and to problem-solve. Women use communication to share feelings and establish connections. 2. How the self-perceived roles of men and women differ in a relationship?

15 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Why do men and women communicate differently with one another? ? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? How do men and women seem to use communication differently? Men use communication to relay self importance and worth and to problem-solve. Women use communication to share feelings and establish connections. 2. How the perceived relationship roles of men and women differ? Women feel the responsibility to grow and nurture a relationship. Men feel the responsibility to take care of things… to fix problems within the relationship.

16 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Why do men and women communicate differently with one another? ? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? 1. How and why do men and women seem use communication? Men use communication to relay self importance and worth and to problem-solve. Women use communication to share feelings and establish connections. 2. How the self perceived roles of men and women seem to differ in a relationship? Women feel the responsibility to grow and nurture a relationship. Men feel the responsibility to take care of things… to fix problems within the relationship. 3. What does this miscommunication look like anyway?

17 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Why do men and women communicate differently with one another? ? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? 1. How do men and women use communication? Men use communication to relay self importance and worth and to problem-solve. Women use communication to share feelings and establish connections. 2. How the perceived relationship roles of men and women differ? Women feel the responsibility to grow and nurture a relationship. Men feel the responsibility to take care of things… to fix problems within the relationship. 3. What does this miscommunication look like anyway? An example. Susan: Im really tired. I have so much work to do--- I dont know how Im going to get it done! Bill: Why dont you take a day off and rest, if youre so tired. Susan: Thanks a lot! You think my contribution to this household is so trivial that I can do nothing and the difference wont even be noticed? Bill is trying to focus on the problem and come up with a solution. He is saying, I think I know something that will help you with this. He thinks he has given her a logical answer to the problem. Susan, however, is wanting empathy, an appreciation for what she is going through; she hears Bill saying I dont want to understand your feelings; Im different from you and I know what you should do.

18 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience Problematic: awkward, tricky, challenging, difficult Perceived gender roles: Women assume a more dominant role in regulating the intimacy between a female and a male.. Women are more sensitive to the interpersonal meanings in the messages they exchange with the opposite gender. They pay more attention to the underlying meanings that may be implied in a statement or a response. Men on the other hand are more direct… they are about fixing a or offering a solution to a problem. 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Communication, Problematic Perceived roles, Report Talk vs. Rapport Talk, Between the Lines Report Talk: Men typically like to use what some call report talk which is convey information and self-importance vs. Rapport Talk: Women use rapport talk to establish care, intimacy, and connection. Between the lines: There can be subtle differences in the ways that women and men approach problems. Women sometimes deal with problems (especially emotional concerns) by talking about them, sharing their feelings, and matching experiences with others. This can be frustrating to men, who more typically deal with problems by focusing on the facts and seeking an immediate solution. Occasionally, men perceive women to be ungrateful for the advice and solutions they offer and reach frustration because women don't want to resolve their problems! Similarly, when men offer a solution, rather than talking about a problem, women may feel hurt, dissatisfied, and put-down by the lack of empathy men show. 1. How do men and women use communication? Men use communication to relay self importance and worth and to problem-solve. Women use communication to share feelings and establish connections. 2. How the perceived relationship roles of men and women differ? Women feel the responsibility to grow and nurture a relationship. Men feel the responsibility to take care of things… to fix problems within the relationship. An example. Susan: Im really tired. I have so much work to do--- I dont know how Im going to get it done! Bill: Why dont you take a day off and rest, if youre so tired. Susan: Thanks a lot! You think my contribution to this household is so trivial that I can do nothing and the difference wont even be noticed? Bill is trying to focus on the problem and come up with a solution. He is saying, I think I know something that will help you with this. He thinks he has given her a logical answer to the problem. Susan, however, is wanting empathy, an appreciation for what she is going through; she hears Bill saying I dont want to understand your feelings; Im different from you and I know what you should do. 3. What does this miscommunication look like anyway?

19 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? LINKING STEP 4 4 What is the main idea answer?

20 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 4 What is the main idea answer? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved?

21 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 4 What is the main idea answer? A second suggestion is do not to rush to judgment or assumptions ; know that reading between the lines can be an errant process!!! For improved communication: A first suggestion is awareness … that is recognition that there may be a problem because differences do exist in the way the genders communicate. Finally, it may be best to ask questions of the other gender for clarity…to see what it is that they really want or are trying to say.

22 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience Problematic: awkward, tricky, challenging, difficult Perceived gender roles: Women assume a more dominant role in regulating the intimacy between a female and a male.. Women are more sensitive to the interpersonal meanings in the messages they exchange with the opposite gender. They pay more attention to the underlying meanings that may be implied in a statement or a response. Men on the other hand are more direct… they are about fixing a or offering a solution to a problem. 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Communication, Problematic Perceived roles, Report Talk vs. Rapport Talk, Between the Lines Report Talk: Men typically like to use what some call report talk which is convey information and self-importance vs. Rapport Talk: Women use rapport talk to establish care, intimacy, and connection. Between the lines: There can be subtle differences in the ways that women and men approach problems. Women sometimes deal with problems (especially emotional concerns) by talking about them, sharing their feelings, and matching experiences with others. This can be frustrating to men, who more typically deal with problems by focusing on the facts and seeking an immediate solution. Occasionally, men perceive women to be ungrateful for the advice and solutions they offer and reach frustration because women don't want to resolve their problems! Similarly, when men offer a solution, rather than talking about a problem, women may feel hurt, dissatisfied, and put-down by the lack of empathy men show. 1. How do men and women use communication? Men use communication to relay self importance and worth and to problem-solve. Women use communication to share feelings and establish connections. 2. How the perceived relationship roles of men and women differ? Women feel the responsibility to grow and nurture a relationship. Men feel the responsibility to take care of things… to fix problems within the relationship. An example. Susan: Im really tired. I have so much work to do--- I dont know how Im going to get it done! Bill: Why dont you take a day off and rest, if youre so tired. Susan: Thanks a lot! You think my contribution to this household is so trivial that I can do nothing and the difference wont even be noticed? Bill is trying to focus on the problem and come up with a solution. He is saying, I think I know something that will help you with this. He thinks he has given her a logical answer to the problem. Susan, however, is wanting empathy, an appreciation for what she is going through; she hears Bill saying I dont want to understand your feelings; Im different from you and I know what you should do. 3. What does this miscommunication look like anyway? A first step is awareness. Recognizing that there may be a problem because differences do exist in the way the genders communicate. A second step is not to rush to judgment or read between the lines. Finally, ask questions of the other gender… to see what it is that they really want.

23 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? LINKING STEP 5 5 How can we use the main idea answer again?

24 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 5 How can we use the main idea answer again? Can lessons learned here be applied for communicating with other individuals or groups?

25 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience Problematic: awkward, tricky, challenging, difficult Perceived gender roles: Women assume a more dominant role in regulating the intimacy between a female and a male.. Women are more sensitive to the interpersonal meanings in the messages they exchange with the opposite gender. They pay more attention to the underlying meanings that may be implied in a statement or a response. Men on the other hand are more direct… they are about fixing a or offering a solution to a problem. 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Communication, Problematic Perceived roles, Report Talk vs. Rapport Talk, Between the Lines Report Talk: Men typically like to use what some call report talk which is convey information and self-importance vs. Rapport Talk: Women use rapport talk to establish care, intimacy, and connection. Between the lines: There can be subtle differences in the ways that women and men approach problems. Women sometimes deal with problems (especially emotional concerns) by talking about them, sharing their feelings, and matching experiences with others. This can be frustrating to men, who more typically deal with problems by focusing on the facts and seeking an immediate solution. Occasionally, men perceive women to be ungrateful for the advice and solutions they offer and reach frustration because women don't want to resolve their problems! Similarly, when men offer a solution, rather than talking about a problem, women may feel hurt, dissatisfied, and put-down by the lack of empathy men show. 1. How do men and women use communication? Men use communication to relay self importance and worth and to problem-solve. Women use communication to share feelings and establish connections. 2. How the perceived relationship roles of men and women differ? Women feel the responsibility to grow and nurture a relationship. Men feel the responsibility to take care of things… to fix problems within the relationship. An example. Susan: Im really tired. I have so much work to do--- I dont know how Im going to get it done! Bill: Why dont you take a day off and rest, if youre so tired. Susan: Thanks a lot! You think my contribution to this household is so trivial that I can do nothing and the difference wont even be noticed? Bill is trying to focus on the problem and come up with a solution. He is saying, I think I know something that will help you with this. He thinks he has given her a logical answer to the problem. Susan, however, is wanting empathy, an appreciation for what she is going through; she hears Bill saying I dont want to understand your feelings; Im different from you and I know what you should do. 3. What does this miscommunication look like anyway? A first step is awareness. Recognizing that there may be a problem because differences do exist in the way the genders communicate. A second step is not to rush to judgment or read between the lines. Finally, ask questions of the other gender… to see what it is that they really want. Can lessons learned here be applied for communicating with other individuals or groups?

26 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? LINKING STEP 6 6a Is there an Overall Idea 6b Is there a real-world use?

27 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 6a Is there an Overall Idea When communication is taking place between two or more parties reading between the lines becomes an inexact science…usually we are trying to make it match with our own assumptions, perceptions and understandings…and this is even when the other party may be someone close to you. 6b Is there a real-world use?

28 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? 6a Is there an Overall Idea When communication is taking place between two or more parties reading between the lines becomes an inexact science…usually we are trying to make it match with our own assumptions, perceptions and understandings…and this is even when the other party may be someone close to you. 6b Is there a real-world use? If you were talking with someone who spoke a foreign language -- different from your own ( and you did not speak that language) would you not go to extra lengths to communicate and understand this person.

29 Question Exploration Guide Date : Title Critical Question #: Name : Text Reference Course Lesson Unit How can we use the main idea again? 5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use? 6 1 What is the critical question? Given that men and women communicate differently with one another and it is problematic…how can this problem be improved? What is the main Idea answer? 4 2 What are the key terms and explanations? Communication: the act of conveying information to an audience Problematic: awkward, tricky, challenging, difficult Perceived gender roles: Women assume a more dominant role in regulating the intimacy between a female and a male.. Women are more sensitive to the interpersonal meanings in the messages they exchange with the opposite gender. They pay more attention to the underlying meanings that may be implied in a statement or a response. Men on the other hand are more direct… they are about fixing a or offering a solution to a problem. 3 What are the supporting questions and answers? Communication, Problematic Perceived roles, Report Talk vs. Rapport Talk, Between the Lines Report Talk: Men typically like to use what some call report talk which is convey information and self-importance vs. Rapport Talk: Women use rapport talk to establish care, intimacy, and connection. Between the lines: There can be subtle differences in the ways that women and men approach problems. Women sometimes deal with problems (especially emotional concerns) by talking about them, sharing their feelings, and matching experiences with others. This can be frustrating to men, who more typically deal with problems by focusing on the facts and seeking an immediate solution. Occasionally, men perceive women to be ungrateful for the advice and solutions they offer and reach frustration because women don't want to resolve their problems! Similarly, when men offer a solution, rather than talking about a problem, women may feel hurt, dissatisfied, and put-down by the lack of empathy men show. 1. How do men and women use communication? Men use communication to relay self importance and worth and to problem-solve. Women use communication to share feelings and establish connections. 2. How the perceived relationship roles of men and women differ? Women feel the responsibility to grow and nurture a relationship. Men feel the responsibility to take care of things… to fix problems within the relationship. An example. Susan: Im really tired. I have so much work to do--- I dont know how Im going to get it done! Bill: Why dont you take a day off and rest, if youre so tired. Susan: Thanks a lot! You think my contribution to this household is so trivial that I can do nothing and the difference wont even be noticed? Bill is trying to focus on the problem and come up with a solution. He is saying, I think I know something that will help you with this. He thinks he has given her a logical answer to the problem. Susan, however, is wanting empathy, an appreciation for what she is going through; she hears Bill saying I dont want to understand your feelings; Im different from you and I know what you should do. 3. What does this miscommunication look like anyway? A first step is awareness. Recognizing that there may be a problem because differences do exist in the way the genders communicate. A second step is not to rush to judgment or read between the lines. Finally, ask questions of the other gender… to see what it is that they really want. Can lessons learned here be applied for communicating with other individuals or groups? When communication is taking place between two or more parties reading between the lines becomes an inexact science…usually we are trying to make it match with our own assumptions, perceptions and understandings…and this is even when the other party may be someone close to you. In your current situation what might you do differently? If you were talking with someone who spoke a foreign language different from your own ( and you did not speak that language) would you not go extra lengths to communicate and understand this person.


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