Where do the differences lie in He-speak and She-speak?
Content: Author Judith C. Tingley says research shows men prefer to talk about business, money and sports. Women generally like to converse about people, feelings and relationships.
Style: Men communicate in order to solve a problem. Women speak to understand and be understood. "For men, communication is a means to an end. For women, it is an end in and of itself," says Tingley.
Structure: Tingley says men tend to be brief and more concise. Women are more detailed, more descriptive and less specific.
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Karen E. Spaeder is a freelance business writer in Southern California.