Book Reviews of That's Not What I Meant! How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships

That's Not What I Meant! How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships
That's Not What I Meant How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships
Author: Deborah Tannen
ISBN-13: 9780345340900
ISBN-10: 0345340906
Publication Date: 3/12/1987
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Brilliant, practical guide to understanding without blame -- and then adjusting.
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This is a classic in gender differences in communication. The information is still valid and useful.
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Tannen shows us how our conversational styles may be misinterpreted, and how we may misinterpret others. She gives some great advice on how to experiment with changes in conversational style if we are having difficulty communicating well.
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While I did get a bit of appreciation of conversational differences, I felt this book provided more of a 'glimpse' than insight into this topic.

That said, I truly feel this is an important subject and one that would be fabulous taught to all school kids before we get mired in our own 'styles' which lead to loggerheads in communication. I have my fingers crossed that there is a better writer who could offer a more insightful and suggestive way(s) for positive change.
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Opened my eyes to things I had never thought about. Very good for a marriage or any relationship. Very insightful!
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helps recognize conversational styles, helps you to say what you mean and deceipher what others mean