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Gender Differences

View the short video ("He Say, She Says") outlining Deborah Tannen's work on gender differences with respect to communication. Given what you have read previously in DuBrin's text on perception and individual differences, and what you have read this week about power and politics, discuss whether you agree with what Tannen suggests or not. Support your answer with specifics from the text and personal/professional experiences.


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I agree with Tannen's suggestions. It's true that women are more docile and try to equalize the situation before they present their ideas while men are very assertive. Men also tend to laugh off mistakes while women encourage this type of behavior by laughing off the mistakes as well and not making ...