Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Men Listen With Their Ears, Women Listen With Their Eyes

This was an aphorism that came to me after reading student papers on gender differences in communication. 

Women look at one another when they speak, men turn an ear toward the speaker. 

Men concentrate on the message; women, on the metamessage.

7 comments:

Kerri said...

hmmm I think I´m an ear turner.

Dennis Evans said...

As a pastor who is a man, I find that I get caught up in this issue all the time.

Rick Kyte said...

This is evident when teaching young kids to play basketball. Girls tend to take their eyes off the ball when the coach speaks; boys tend not to even look at the coach.

Eric Holder said...

Men are on guard. My wife looks at me when we talk.It kind of creeps me out.

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Anonymous said...

I know for one thing my wife has much better hearing than I do.