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Am I a Competent Communicatior? What are My Strengths?
Journalism & Communication
Pages 3 (753 words)
Novita Putri Professor’s Name: Communication Studies 210 30 July 2012 (estimated word count – 998) Introduction The importance of having effective communication skills cannot be overemphasized. It is one personal attribute that is essential to go ahead in this world to be a success because it enables a person to convey his or her ideas and get the message across to an audience.
In case of women, they are more expressive of their emotions while the men tend to bottle themselves up and not let their emotions show to the public, if it can be helped as being emotional can be interpreted as a sign of weakness. The idea is to maintain the stiff upper lip, so to speak. In the cultural upbringing of men and women, this is also evident in how they express themselves. It also depends to great extent on the national culture, on what is generally acceptable behaviors. Culture determines how each gender express their emotions in a culturally-approved manner. Along these lines, women tend to engage in conversations more than men. Women in a way are wired to be more talkative and the nature of their conversations are matters which in a way are not very much of consequence, such as exchanging secrets, information and gossip. The men engage in banter just for the fun of it, but also in order to size each other up. This is to measure or assess the personality of the other guy, a way of analyzing the capability of the person to whom one is talking to. Women talk just for the sake of talking to be comfortable. Moreover, culture also exerts a great influence on non-verbal behaviors. ...
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