Feminine Communication Style Analysis

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Communication styles are often categorized on the basis of masculine and feminine differences. Within inter-gender communication these masculine and feminine communication styles interact; eliciting either positive or negative reactions dependent on the transmission. Masculine and feminine communicators value differing aspects of communication while trying to achieve differing end goals. Although communication styles are said to remain constant, it appears that within conflict communicators may converge their traditional communication style with their counterparts in hopes of achieving their desired end goal. By mimicking the feminine communication style of an interlocutor, a masculine communicator is better able to diminish inter-gender communication …show more content…
Within [line 36] I indirectly tell Alana that I’m not confident with the way that I look when I state “I like feeling like hot” [line 36]. In doing so, I elicit a personal connection to Alana by matching the sadness she showed in [line 33]. Between [lines 36-38] my accommodation of Alana’s feminine style of communication becomes clear when I begin to use tag questions in order to prevent the potential backlash from my reasoning. Within the communication of my reasoning I often mumble “dont you?” [lines 36-38]. Illustrating tag questions, a common feminine communication strategies used to elicit further conversation on a topic. Thus, diminishing the potential backlash from an interlocutors disagreement. In doing so, I exemplify Wood’s (2007) fourth feature of feminine communication style by engaging in conversational maintenance work. Through sustaining interaction I keep the conversation open for Alana to elaborate her own ideas. Therefore, providing further evidence of an adopted feminine communication …show more content…
Within the entire segment of convergence it is clear that the purpose of the dialogue is to win the argument. When Alana asked in [line 33] “you love all those girls grabbing you?” a convergence communication strategy was subconsciously applied in order to provide reasoning behind the original comments of [lines 19-29]. In doing so, it is evident that although my communication has taken the form of a feminine style it with the intention to achieve my masculine communicative goals. By asking her if she likes the attention, I am able to maintain a dominant status as I am controlling the conversation whilst exemplifying that it is not a negative act to appreciate

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