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Who Talks More, Men or Women?

Living 2012/06/27 18:00:00
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At risk of sounding stereotypical here, it does seem like women gab a whole lot more than men do. But according to a recent study, POWERFUL men talk more than powerful women do. Ah.



Here's the latest, brought to you in the Administrative Science Quarterly by Yale faculty member Victoria L. Brescoll:

--In a study of United States senators, more powerful male senators talked a lot more than less powerful male senators. But powerful female senators did not talk more than less powerful female senators. What gives?

--An analysis of a similar experiment suggested that powerful women hesitated to talk more out of fear that they would be seen as less likable, "out of line," domineering and too controlling, and that they would lose power and be less effective. Was this study taken in the 1950s or what?

--In a third study, talkative male CEO candidates were rated as more suitable for leadership than less talkative ones, but quieter female candidates were rated more highly. Ladies, it seems like we still have a way to go toward that glass ceiling -- even in Congress!
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  • Heaven 2012/06/27 16:26:48
    Women
    Heaven
    +5
    I'm a girl and I know I talk a lot especially if you're a teenage girl. Girls have to give their opinion while boys sit back and just take whatever is thrown at them until they get ticked off.

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  • elisa 2012/08/02 11:48:54
    Women
    elisa
    i tink women
  • Danny 2012/07/27 21:55:43
    Women
    Danny
    I can't ever get a word in edgeways
  • Bob 2012/07/21 15:47:38 (edited)
    Women
    Bob
    That's simple. Cackling hens on speed.
  • salama_hady 2012/07/12 23:15:50
    Women
    salama_hady
    women's life are just words...it is their nature..however, there are exceptions..
  • TURTLE 2012/07/10 21:58:25
    Men
    TURTLE
    +1
    clicked the wrong botton women can almost talik about anything until the next day,t guess women are just made to talk
  • Jessica 2012/07/09 23:19:07
    Women
    Jessica
    Women r really talkative but boys r a close second
  • purpleicecreamvan<3 2012/07/01 16:28:12
    Women
    purpleicecreamvan<3
    +1
    it's been studied, women say around twice as many words as men per day.
  • beach bum 2012/06/30 12:35:21
    Women
    beach bum
    women
  • NoHandlebarsAttached 2012/06/29 06:34:14
    Women
    NoHandlebarsAttached
    Please don't pretend otherwise.
  • Doctor 2012/06/29 01:53:55
    Men
    Doctor
    Equal if not 1% more men
  • jc 2012/06/29 01:14:40
    Men
    jc
    I hate to say it,but from my experience,men gossip more.My women friends can hold things in confidence much better than most men.
  • Sarah 2012/06/28 23:39:22
    Women
    Sarah
    but it does really depend on who the person is it's not just a stereotype. But on average, girls talk more than guys. It kinda is the truth.
  • arkiii 2012/06/28 21:39:00
    Women
    arkiii
    Here's another study that says women speak more than men.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/fe...
  • nenenae 2012/06/28 21:34:22
    Women
    nenenae
    I know so talkative men too
  • destiny 2012/06/28 19:45:35
    Women
    destiny
  • RAWR 2012/06/28 19:45:26
    Women
    RAWR
    this is just in general, but really everyone has a different personalities, and there are talkative boys and quiet girls
  • Eden Andalus 2012/06/28 19:09:47
    Women
    Eden Andalus
    Just a little bit more
  • Yess 2012/06/28 18:56:55
    Women
    Yess
    Haha it's true :p
  • Chanel 2012/06/28 18:27:06
    Men
    Chanel
    I don't know... both do.

    Personalities are different.
  • SimmeringArtist 2012/06/28 18:06:31
    Women
    SimmeringArtist
    I am a girl who talks a lot. Though sometimes I know how people feel when my boyfriend can't seem to shut up. lol
  • kelly 2012/06/28 17:57:44
    Women
    kelly
    Normally I'm not really a fan of the questions where soda head asks "boys it girls?" because most personality traits have nothing to do with gender. However based on previous knowledge I will defiantly state girls for this one
  • PokerFace 2012/06/28 17:48:28
    Women
    PokerFace
    I'm a woman, I would know
  • Kalani 2012/06/28 17:42:57
    Men
    Kalani
    It depends on the person and the situation, really, but of my history, men do talk a lot...
  • JayLynx 2012/06/28 17:12:14
    Women
    JayLynx
    My daughter and my son say that about me!
  • Stypayhorlikson♥ 2012/06/28 17:02:45
    Women
    Stypayhorlikson♥
    considering i never stop talking or texting or typing... yeaa im pretty werid like that but hey.... not my fault im awesome like that:)!♥
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/06/28 16:06:58
    Women
    dear•LT13☻
    ...is that sexist of me?
  • JayLynx dear•LT13☻ 2012/06/28 17:17:32
    JayLynx
    +1
    Nor a little. Man doesn't talk too much. Because men are machiavellian minds... if they talk like women, they could screw up their macabre plans!
    LOL
  • Hannah 2012/06/28 15:42:56
    Women
    Hannah
    Sad to say it but women do talk more as me being a women I will openly admit it I talk more then my boyfriend
  • Mrs. Kathy Arch 2012/06/28 14:41:45
    Women
    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    Definitely us.
  • Wonder Woman 2012/06/28 14:04:27
  • wgossett99 2012/06/28 14:00:04
    Women
    wgossett99
    This is a joke question, right?
  • David (oYo) 2012/06/28 13:43:26
  • mooksiecuddlepoof 2012/06/28 13:42:12
    Women
    mooksiecuddlepoof
    +1
    women probably, I'm quite chatty. women talking too much
  • Rave 2012/06/28 13:41:13
    Women
    Rave
    In general, I'd have to say women. Personally I'm more of the silent type though.
  • jerry.alan.carroll 2012/06/28 13:08:44 (edited)
    Women
    jerry.alan.carroll
    +1
    dumbass sodahead poll....this has been researched many times and it is always women....they communicate verbally way more then men who communicate with short responses and body language.
  • jerry.a... jerry.a... 2012/06/28 13:10:56
    jerry.alan.carroll
    Wait, I forgot...Gay men tend to gab just as much as women as they too are better at communication then men are.
  • irish 2012/06/28 12:40:08
    Men
    irish
    doesn't take or need a study to tell us women that! gossiping men
  • Angie 2012/06/28 12:19:15
    Women
    Angie
    Women feel the need to express themselves and share their feelings. I know I do. But I only talk a lot to people I feel comfortable with, everyone else gets the quiet smile from me. My husband doesn't share his feelings about things unless he's angry, then he only shares with me.
  • Billy the kid 2012/06/28 12:19:13
    Women
    Billy the kid
    +1
    At the risk of incurring the wrath of 'the fairer sex' who, in general, I have the greatest admiration for, personally I firmly believe that the ladies tend to 'gab' a lot more than us men!
    But, hey, who cares-Viva la Difference is what I say!!!
    viva la difference
  • Herb 2012/06/28 12:04:37
    Women
    Herb
    +1
    Women speak more in personal situations, men more in public venues. As Tannen summarizes: "Studies that find men talking more are usually carried out in formal experiments or public contexts such as meetings." Her article notes studies in which there's:

    Women generally talk more than men. Men who talk are always frowned upon and people often say, “You talk like a woman,” to men who talk too much. The nature of men is talk less and act more. This is why men generally talk less than women.

    Do you know that men talk a lot too just like women? While it is true that women talk more than men, studies show that the difference is not remarkable. Men talk a lot too but they are less emotional than women so they could keep their problems to themselves and do not talk about it. Women on the other hand love talking to express themselves.

    Why do women talk more than men? Women talk about a lot of things. Women love talking about fashion, relationships, children, friends, their hobbies, food and other things, men on the other hand talk about their job, politics, sports, money and technology but they keep their family and relationship matters to themselves.

    Women talk more than men to express their emotions. Women burst out their emotions by talking in order to lessen stress. Women g...



    Women speak more in personal situations, men more in public venues. As Tannen summarizes: "Studies that find men talking more are usually carried out in formal experiments or public contexts such as meetings." Her article notes studies in which there's:

    Women generally talk more than men. Men who talk are always frowned upon and people often say, “You talk like a woman,” to men who talk too much. The nature of men is talk less and act more. This is why men generally talk less than women.

    Do you know that men talk a lot too just like women? While it is true that women talk more than men, studies show that the difference is not remarkable. Men talk a lot too but they are less emotional than women so they could keep their problems to themselves and do not talk about it. Women on the other hand love talking to express themselves.

    Why do women talk more than men? Women talk about a lot of things. Women love talking about fashion, relationships, children, friends, their hobbies, food and other things, men on the other hand talk about their job, politics, sports, money and technology but they keep their family and relationship matters to themselves.

    Women talk more than men to express their emotions. Women burst out their emotions by talking in order to lessen stress. Women generally want someone to listen to them, especially their personal problems while men want to keep their personal problems to themselves. Majority of women love talking about what they did and what they want to do. They are more detailed than men in many things. They want to talk about simple things that men think are trivial things. They talk about the dress that an insect at home has ruined. They want to talk about everything they did. They want to talk about the dress that they just bought and their two-year old child who could spell dog. While men keep quiet and prefer not to say things aloud even if they are too excited about things themselves. Women express themselves through words while men express themselves through actions.

    Men love to talk too but they limit their words because people generally do not like men who talk a lot. Men want to say a few words but with a lot of meaning. They express themselves more through actions rather than words.

    Because women are more emotional than men, they often want others to sympathize with them that is why they tell their problems to other people. When they talk, this lessens the stress and it makes them feel more comfortable. While men could keep their problems to themselves, women generally don’t do it because their nature is to talk about their problems and let other people listen to them.
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