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Communication

  1. 1. COMMUNICATION Tannen’s Theory Transactional Analysis Rules of Communication
  2. 2. Gendered Communication <ul><li>Gender differences indicate how we can each adjust to create better communication </li></ul><ul><li>Same sex groups </li></ul><ul><li>Misunderstandings arise when gender differences are not considered </li></ul>
  3. 3. Deborah Tannen’s Theory <ul><li>Males & females use communication for different purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Learned in the childhood gender world </li></ul><ul><li>Differences indicate how we can each adjust to create better communication </li></ul><ul><li>Most communications come from not understanding the reason for communication </li></ul>
  4. 4. Uses of Communication <ul><li>Intimacy vs Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>alignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hierarchical vs equal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Asymmetries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapport vs Report Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding vs Fixing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asking for directions </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. More Tannen… <ul><li>Intimacy and Connection </li></ul><ul><li>vs Status and Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Framing Differences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Symmetry vs Asymmetry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alignment of the speaker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchical vs Equal </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. More Tannen… <ul><ul><li>Rapport vs Report Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding vs Fixing </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Rules for Better Communication <ul><li>When your buttons are pushed, there is something within you that needs to be recognized and worked through </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships give us the opportunity for growth, intimacy and consciousness </li></ul>
  8. 8. More Rules for Better Communication <ul><li>Be mindful of the “right” time to discuss your feelings; schedule a time </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase your feelings with “I” statements </li></ul><ul><li>Words carry power (Dr. Emoto) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Transactional Analysis <ul><li>Parent/Adult/Child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent: Authoritarian voice, dictatorial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult: Equality; informative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Child: Needs approval, playful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analyze whether your interactions are crossed or aligned </li></ul><ul><li>Adult/adult transactions are best </li></ul>

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