Deborah Tannen Quotes

Top 29 wise famous quotes and sayings by Deborah Tannen

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Deborah Tannen quotes: In dialogue, there is opposition, yes, but no head-on collision. Smashing heads does not open minds. In dialogue, there is opposition, yes, but no head-on collision. Smashing heads does not open minds.
Deborah Tannen quotes: Male-female conversation is cross-cultural communication Male-female conversation is cross-cultural communication
Deborah Tannen quotes: Cooperation isn't the absence of conflict but a means of managing conflict. Cooperation isn't the absence of conflict but a means of managing conflict.
Deborah Tannen quotes: We all want, above all, to be heard. We want to be understood - heard for what we think we are saying, for what we know we meant. We all want, above all, to be heard. We want to be understood - heard for what we think we are saying, for what we know we meant.
Deborah Tannen quotes: The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship. The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship.
Deborah Tannen quotes: Life is a matter of dealing with other people, in little matters and cataclysmic ones, and that means a series of conversations. Life is a matter of dealing with other people, in little matters and cataclysmic ones, and that means a series of conversations.
Deborah Tannen quotes: Smashing heads does not open minds. Smashing heads does not open minds.
Deborah Tannen quotes: We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has.
Deborah Tannen quotes: False dichotomies are often at the heart of discord. False dichotomies are often at the heart of discord.
Deborah Tannen quotes: Each person's life is lived as a series of conversations. Each person's life is lived as a series of conversations.
Deborah Tannen quotes: Girls are not accustomed to jockeying for status in an obvious way; they are more concerned that they be liked. Girls are not accustomed to jockeying for status in an obvious way; they are more concerned that they be liked.
Deborah Tannen quotes: The key to conversation at work is flexibility and understanding how what you say might be perceived by others. The key to conversation at work is flexibility and understanding how what you say might be perceived by others.
Deborah Tannen quotes: If women are often frustrated because men do not respond to their troubles by offering matching troubles, men are often frustrated because women do. If women are often frustrated because men do not respond to their troubles by offering matching troubles, men are often frustrated because women do.
Deborah Tannen quotes: We all know we are unique individuals, but we tend to see others as representatives of groups. We all know we are unique individuals, but we tend to see others as representatives of groups.
Deborah Tannen quotes: More men feel comfortable doing "public speaking," while more women feel comfortable doing "private" speaking. More men feel comfortable doing "public speaking," while more women feel comfortable doing "private" speaking.
Deborah Tannen quotes: A perfectly tuned conversation is a vision of sanity--a ratification of one's way of being human and one's way in the world. A perfectly tuned conversation is a vision of sanity--a ratification of one's way of being human and one's way in the world.
Deborah Tannen quotes: If women resent men's tendency to offer solutions to problems, men complain about women's refusal to take action to solve the problems. If women resent men's tendency to offer solutions to problems, men complain about women's refusal to take action to solve the problems.
Deborah Tannen quotes: Critiquing relieves you of the responsibility of doing integrative thinking. Critiquing relieves you of the responsibility of doing integrative thinking.
Deborah Tannen quotes: For most women, the language of conversation is primarily a language of rapport: a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships. For most women, the language of conversation is primarily a language of rapport: a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships.
Deborah Tannen quotes: To say that a person feels listened to means a lot more than just their ideas get heard. It's a sign of respect. It makes people feel valued. To say that a person feels listened to means a lot more than just their ideas get heard. It's a sign of respect. It makes people feel valued.
Deborah Tannen quotes: All conversation, in addition to whatever else it does, displays, and asks for recognition of, our competence. All conversation, in addition to whatever else it does, displays, and asks for recognition of, our competence.
Deborah Tannen quotes: In an ongoing relationship, each current criticism packs the punches of all the others that have gone before. In an ongoing relationship, each current criticism packs the punches of all the others that have gone before.
Deborah Tannen quotes: Public discourse requires making an argument for a point of view, not having an argument - as in having a fight. Public discourse requires making an argument for a point of view, not having an argument - as in having a fight.