Impact of Gender on Communication Essay

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Throughout human history gender has had a significant, if not the most significant, role in human life. It is clearly a fork in the road at birth that will determine many things you will barely ever have any control over. What you wear, what you eat, what you do; all is directly influenced all throughout your life based on your gender. These “gender-roles” have been long assigned without personal say, or even our parents say. In fact, it stems from almost pre-historic times to the beginning of our evolutionary chain. Regardless of more current acts that have meshed these rolls together, I think it is obvious to say we will always look at a man and women differently. It only seems logical that they two will also communicate very…show more content…
women in personality men seem to be “hard”. This does not seem out of the ordinary from another male’s perspective, but from a women who was not raised in the same competitive environment provided by society, it may be hard to rationalize the behavior. This problem does not only stick to personal life. It is more than apparent in the business world. Since men are prone to conflict, it carries with them to their business practices. The most often used method of resolving conflict is escalating it. Two men taking strong positions tend to argue it until one submits to the other. They will often attempt to create a high-stress environment for the competition, keeping only their own priorities in mind. This is not a hard scenario to picture, and seems to explain why the business world, mostly run by men, is considered so “ruthless.” As you would imagine, women tend to be classified on the opposite spectrum in regards to their common personalities and traits. Women have long been cornered into a persona that they themselves had no role in establishing. Women, from day one, are raised to be “a proper lady.” This would include someone who can properly care for others, cooperate with them, and care for a family. Girls are given their pretty dolls, and family values from day one. They are given synthetic responsibility from the day they are born, to properly assimilate them to the family life they “should” have in their
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