William Butler Yeats once said â€œThink like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.â€ Communication can be defined as â€œthe imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.â€ (Schwartz, Simon, Carmona 2008). Even though there is something called one-way communication, communication is better perceived as a two-way process in which there is an exchange and succession of feelings, thoughts, or ideas towards a commonly accepted direction or goal.
There are three major parts in human communication which are; body language, tone of voice, and vocabulary. According to The Journal of Counseling ...view middle of the document...
The main difference between the genders is that men, are resolvers and women are relaters. Being resolvers, men focus on taking action, finding solutions, and solving problems. As a result they are very outwardly focused. As relaters, women focus on pleasing, communicating with others, personal connections, feelings, emotions and being understood. As a result they are more thoughtful and internally alert. Our central intentions and perspectives are different, and those differences play themselves out in numerous ways throughout our culture. This is difficult even by the dichotomy of our internal versus external focus. â€œMars/Venusâ€ author John Gray says this difference is apparent very early on in children. When young boys have to deal with life problems, they tend to act out. They are more aggressive, even violent, and are likely to fault others for their dilemmas. Gray notes that when young girls are faced with similar difficulties, they tend to act in. They get more reserved and usually blame themselves. This is why, according to Gray, 80% of the people in our prisons are men and 80% of the people in therapy are women. Misunderstanding, doubt and confusion in our perceptions of how to act, communicate and accomplish things.
Cross-cultural communication tries to bring together different areas of communication. Its main purpose is to establish and understand how people from different cultures can communicate with each other. It is to also produce some guidelines so that people from different cultures can better communicate with each other. Cross-cultural communication is a combination of many other fields. These fields include cultural studies, psychology and communication. The field has also moved both toward the treatment of ethnic relations toward the study of communication strategies used by co-cultural populations. For example, communication strategies used to deal with popular or conventional...