In general, men have nearly 6.5times the amount of gray matterrelated to general intelligencecompared with women, whereaswomen have nearly 10 times theamount of white matter related tointelligence compared to men. Thebrain is made primarily of twodifferent types of tissue, called graymatter and white matter. Men thinkmore with their gray matter, andwomen think more with white. Butjust because the two sexes thinkdifferently, this does not affectintellectual performance- RichardHaier, Psychology professor at theUniversity of California. (1)
Genderlect: That masculine and femininestyles of discourse are best viewed as twodistinct cultural dialects rather than asinferior or superior ways of speaking.Deborah Tannen - cross-culturalcommunication
Females: Males:+ Ability to read body + Physical presence.language and pick up + Direct and to-the-pointnonverbal cues. interactions.+ Good listening skills. + Body language+ Effective display of signals of powerempathy. - Overly blunt and- Overly emotional. direct.- Meandering - wont get - Insensitive to audienceto the point. reactions.- Not authoritative. - Too confident in own opinion.
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