Do you believe that women can communicate better than their counter-parts?

@dpk262006 (56473)
Delhi, India
May 13, 2008 4:51am CST
Do you agree that women/girls have better communicative skills? Do you believe that women can effectively communicate with others, in comparison to men? Women have more common sense, guts, courage, ideas and vocabulary than their counter-parts. You may notice that in those jobs, where communication skills are very important only women are preferred, for example a Public Relations Officer. What is your own opinion, if you are a woman, do you feel that you have wonderful skills to communicate with others in an impressive and effective manners and by way of your communication you can get the desired results either in your office or in your day-to-day life. Please share your thoughts with me.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
13 May 08
I definitely think that women can communicate alot better than men can. My husband and I argue most of the time about his lack of communication with me. He can sit around me all day long and never say a word to me but if he is sitting with another man, he never shuts up. He always has something to talk about even if it does not mount to a hill of beans. I can communicate with men or women about any and all things.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
13 May 08
Thanks for sharing and for your self-belief that you can communciate better than your husband, I can visualise it after reading your post that you are an effective communciator.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
17 May 08
I am not sure. It could be both. May be women are over rated, that’s my perception though. I have known men with exceptional PR qualities. Their talks buy and sell things in a jiffy. Women could be good for receptions as they are patient, they listen and they are known to be tender and charming. I feel this is just a practise that had been going on for ages. In those days women had just begun to work and they had little calibre to do other credible jobs. Nowadays most public offices have both the genders in the reception, the reason is obvious. Women are competent, more learned and technically savvy. So I would not agree with you. Things are changing and changing rapidly and even as we speak one women has reached the top of Everest and another guy is been soothing one irritated customer in an ace corporate house.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
3 Oct 08
YOu appear to be more or less agreeing me views...........Thanks for joining.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
3 Oct 08
please read agreeing with me on my views.......
@mayka123 (10756)
• India
3 Oct 08
I think women/girls are more communicative and more persistant. Through their body language they manage to impress people more. That is why they are preffered for some PRO jobs.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
3 Oct 08
Yes, I agree with your views, women turned out to be better PROs, I feel. Thanks for sharing.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
14 May 08
I have just responded to two of your other discussions. now this is the third and I am impressed they are all very interesting topics, thanks. Overall I do think women are the better communicaters, however there are also quite alot of men too who have excellent communication skills. My partner for instance is a better communicater then I am, he is very good in social situations. He is a great story teller, people are genuinly interested in what he has to say. However some men I notice when you try and communicate with them they give one word answers, I think they could expand a little. I am quite happy with my communication skills, I am better in one on one situations, I can talk really effectively then. However I don't say much in group situations as I find it imtimidating and I am not a big story teller. I think I have good communication skills in my work, teaching to get my job done effectively. I have no problem with communication when teaching kids.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
3 Oct 08
Nice to know your interesting comments and thanks for liking the discussion.
• Philippines
18 May 08
I believe so. Girls are more talkative and can stay in the phone for hours while guys are the listener type who just listens to the girls. I also believe girls can communicate well because girls always share their opinions to their friends unlike guys.
• United States
18 May 08
For the most part, women do communicate better verbally and in body language. We are also more opinionated. That is not saying that men can't communicate or are horrible at it. I have known some guys that could put a woman to shame when it came to communication. But all in all, women communicate verbally and in body language better.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
18 May 08
Hmmmm... let me think.... I feel that both men and women can be good or bad communicators. However women seem to have more empathy which allows them to understand the other person/s and adapt their communication skills to the listener. Then again many men can have this as well, but in my own experience I found it more in women - maybe because it's not a terribly mainly thing so man might suppress it - just a theory of course LOL As for myself, I tend to be a good communicator most of the times and as I said above there is this "identifying " with the other person that often allows me to speak on his/her level with more ease.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
14 May 08
For me, it is not applicable to all, It depends to people's personality and educational attainment and guts! I have known a lot of men also who can speak in a crowd convincingly and fluently and with all the excellent confidence, so it's not really the gender, it is the exposure and the different attribute I have mentioned above that makes the person excel and have a great communication skills!
@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
14 May 08
actually communication skill already one of basic skill that women have in their life. it because they tend to release their tension and pressure by talking and talking beside that they also have ability to read mood of someone especially partner of talking which its seldom to have by men. by reading mood of someone, a woman able to know what should she talk and what way she gives her talk to those person. but this kind ability doesn't develop in every woman cause they have different life and condition. if the environtment doesn't support them to show this ability then they will have less skill in communication especially in persuading people
@ruby222 (4848)
14 May 08
Im not too sure that i do agree with you on this one,I agree that women on the whole have good communicative skills,but i know a lot of men who are our equals!maybe women are a little stronger than men on the whole,and lol they are very definately a lot better at multi tasking than men..men are generally not too clever at this.I agree that maybe most women have more common sense than men too!!...men tend to want to be better than the next man all of the time,they cannot seem to be seen as the underdog,I know a lot of males who will try really hard to outdo each other..and i think on the whole they do this more than women do.Women are happier on the whole to just `be themselves`...
@subha12 (18453)
• India
14 May 08
I think its not the question of man or woman. it is the quality of the individual. some feel that they are good communicator. may be they are not women. i have seen also many men who have very nice communication skill.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
14 May 08
Dear Deepak Communication with other is art and any one can be good at that, eith male or female, PR officer is some thing differnt but mostlt HR managers, Adnmin Managers, Marketing and sales person are Men, no doubt ladies are there too, So its on getting chance as well as capabilities Take care
• United States
14 May 08
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
14 May 08
Women have always been known to be about three or four years up on men and yes our communication skills are better than the guys are. we learnthat while we raise our children and welearnit from our own mothers knee. wedo better in english than the guys do in school and we get better grades also. the guys do much better than we do in math and science though as those are their born skills.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
13 May 08
i think they do - we do, i mean women... but of course there are still those who stand out and communicate better than others, i feel communication is a gift, those who are very articulate and can express themselves well via writing and or oral are not very common... there are women who seems good at meeting people etc, others seem not very accomodating..
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
13 May 08
i am a girl but i DON'T agree with your statement because if you will talk to most girls they are always (often times) having the hard time communicating with their partners and friends coz girls dont communicate like guys do "STRAIGHT FORWARD" girls have emotional issues and that i feel hinders a straight way oc conveying the real issues that is why we rarely see a lady president coz they cannot communicate enough in a way that they are tough about it, you know kinda like changing the views after the other. no i am not a feminist coz i am a girl i am just stating something that i feel and see and this is just MY OWN OPINION. regarding the hiring of female staff for public relation's position it is all because girls are preferred than a male coz girls are more personable and they dont have the temper issues like guys do., what i mean is guys are more on the bossy type and girls dont show stuff like this - despite their feelings they can still smile and give a warm welcome unlike guys. i guess you know what i mean LOL just my two cents. takecare!
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
13 May 08
Well, may be some women may have that super communication skills. But as for me, I am not the blessed one. I can communicate well over the phone, to those whom I am close to but I think no one would be interested to hire me as a Public Relation Officer. I am public shy kind of person. So, I think my communication skill as a woman is very very bad.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 May 08
Hi deepak! I do think in the general sense, women communicate better and that is in all aspects of their lives and career. I guess, it is because women are more expressive and are more vocal with what and how they feel and will speak their mind. But we can see that there are exemptions to the rule. There are also males who are good speakers and have a good career in public speaking and public relations. I do think that men and women have these kind of potential to be good in communication. It is only up to each individual if how they will put it to their advantage. Take Care and Keep Smiling! Happy Mylotting!
@paid2write (5202)
13 May 08
I think maybe women are better at listening and that is a big part in communication. Women are more used to talking about their feelings and listening to their friends. Men find it more difficult to talk about how they feel and so they are less used to listening to other people and understanding what they mean. I think men and women can be equally affective as speakers, it depends on their natural personality and skills which they have learned. Both men and women can be bad at communicating too.