Juan Medina Urrego
Journal Response 2
My journal response to “Sex, Lies, and Conversation” expresses an argument of the problems of men and women in marriage often stem from the fact that they misunderstand what the other person is really trying to say. how men and women have grown up with different types of communication with the same and opposite sexes how contact is made during communication or conversation, is saying how men and women have different ways of listening and communicating. Men have one way that women can take the wrong way, not listening, and women have one way that men can take the wrong way, interruption of a conversation. Women are more sympathetic and try to solve the problems or at least relate to the problem so the one with the problem doesn’t feel so alone, while men tend to show more to. In the end, Tannen is saying that better conversation habits will benefit both sexes.
I think Tannen’s analysis is spot on. I learned a lot by reading this essay, actually. It makes so much sense that men and women expect different things and are used to different ways of communicating. t. Women always expect someone to look at them when they are talking because that’s just what you do, it is what is polite, but men seem like they are completely in their own world. It’s like they’re daydreaming but in reality, Tannen discovered that they are actually trying to focus and pay attention if their eyes are closed or something.