Compare and Contrast: Communication Between Men and Women/Self explanatory

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Comparison and Contrast: Communication Between Men and Women

Communication is a very important factor in human life. Without communication our lives would be dull because we wouldn't learn from each other or keep up with what is occurring around us every day. Men and women communicate in the same form, but each of them oppose in certain aspects of communication that may cause interference between both sexes. Why do we differ so much to often cause uncomfortable social situations between each other? This question is often answered by understanding simple social observations of both sexes as adults and as children.

American men are more social in public than women who seem to be more social in more intimate situations like at home with their husbands. Men take on a hierarchical world in that they feel they must defend themselves or be on the defensive in order to keep others from making them feel or seem inferior.

This causes men to become more inclined to socializing in public rather than at home with their wives. During intimate situations men are quieter because they are more at ease and don't feel they need to defend themselves with their wives, therefore they refrain from talking. Women on the other hand are less social during public occasions and more social during intimate situations. This difference between the two exists because women think that when they are in public situations they are better off being quiet in order to avoid awkward situations in which they may cause someone to be offended or to avoid saying something that may bring bad vibes between herself and the others. At home women feel freer to say what they wish, they worry less about being judged or possibly misjudging someone; therefore they are more talkative.

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