Barret and Davidson (2006, p.38) have also observed that gendered thinking has to replace male paradigms of interpersonal communication.
Suggesting that language is also a tool for the oppression of women in almost all native cultures, Longmire and Merrill (2001,p.1 ) have said that “our native language depicts the normative, the generic, as ‘male,’ women are necessarily defined as ‘other.” For example, when one uses the word, ‘mankind’, “man is to mean all people, both male and female” (Longmire and Merrill, 2001, p.1). And also, it has been concluded that non-verbal communication constitutes almost seventy percent of any interpersonal communication (Hartley, 1993, p.164). And it is often found that in an interpersonal communication between two people of different gender, the possibility of sexually loaded non-verbal communication to happen even in contradiction with the verbal message that is imparted, is far more ( Fulham, 1995). This leads to misunderstandings.
Another interesting aspect of the impact of gender in interpersonal communication is that men “tend to interrupt, take long, sole-speaker turns, and use direct forms while women tend to use indirect or modalizing strategies, use inclusive communication techniques and encourage collaborative turns and floors (Barret and Davidson, 2006,