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Men and Women's conversation styles

Updated on November 20, 2010

Conversation style of Men and Women

Men and women’s style of conversation may vary. This can include the topics that are conversed, or how the conversation continues in that specific subject. By nature, the topics of male and females will generally be different. This does not indicate that they can not speak on the same topic in a similar fashion, however, the majority of men and women’s speaking styles will differ. Even if they speak on the same topic, the words spoken on that subject may significantly change throughout the conversation.

The general topics of men and women will be much different. Men tend to talk about sports, hunting, working out, video games, and cars. Women talk about subjects such as make up, clothes, and gossip about others. For example, a group of women may talk about going to the mall and finding a good pair of jeans. A group of men may speak about buying sports equipment, or a new video game. Women also generally talk about other people more, while men are less likely to talk about their feelings towards others. Men are more likely to speak about a recent football game, or similar topic.

Men and women can talk about the same topics of course, but the specific details in the conversation will be quite different. Men may talk about the statistics in a football game, while a woman may talk about more basic things, such as the score of the game or their favorite player. For instance, a man may ask his friends, “What did you think about Peyton Manning’s completion passing percentage?” Then the conversation may continue about individual players statistics and plays that occurred during the game. A woman’s conversation may start out completely different. For example, a woman may talk about the score of the game and who won. The woman and her friends may not go into as much detail about the football game like a man would. They may be more inclined to talk about who the cutest football player is, or just basic things that happened in the game such how many touchdowns there were.

In conclusion, men and women’s style of speaking and topics are usually different. Men like to talk about sports, cars, and video games, while women like to talk about fashion and cosmetics. The subjects can be the same of both, however, the amount of detail can be significantly less depending on the gender. In other words, it all depends on what gender is talking, and what topic is being discussed.


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      James 5 years ago

      Very interesting

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      amp 7 years ago

      wow that is some interesting stuff

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      Lifeallstar1 7 years ago

      Hi David, Do I look fat in these jeans? :-)

      This topic interested me as soon as I saw the title. I'm majoring in Forensic Psychology but take every kind of psychology class so I found your view on this very interesting. I do think genders have different interests , although they cross over depending on the individual.

      I find both men and women can get very detailed in conversation when the interest level on the topic is high. Your example about gender and football I feel is very true for the most part because the female does not have the same focus of interest to get past the basics(unless they love football). Same goes for men talking about make-up, they might like "the purple one" just because they like that color on her but the interest for it is very low so it is basic, as well? I'm thinking maybe men can speak basic for that reason too. Or do you feel just women speak basic in general? Make-up is not such a hot topic to me where I'd want to sit around and get into deep conversation so I have to side with the men on that one!

      I do find gender rolls in general very interesting. I think you might have found the main secret and that is because most male and females have different interests in many area's that we tend to lack in conversation when it comes to those topics. Could be a problem, no? Maybe you found the key reason for divorce! :-)

      Great Hub! Jess

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      richtwf 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your insights - interesting and useful. Cheers!