Language Is A Virus

Deborah Tannen Quotes

Deborah Tannen Quotes & Quotations
Deborah Tannen
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    Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone. Deborah_TannenDeborah Tannen
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    Each person's life is lived as a series of conversations. Deborah_TannenDeborah Tannen
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    Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other's. Deborah_TannenDeborah Tannen
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    For most women, the language of conversation is primarily a language of rapport: a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships. Deborah_TannenDeborah Tannen
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    Relationships are made of talk - and talk is for girls and women. Deborah_TannenDeborah Tannen
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    The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship. Deborah_TannenDeborah Tannen
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    We all know we are unique individuals, but we tend to see others as representatives of groups. Deborah_TannenDeborah Tannen
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    We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. Deborah_TannenDeborah Tannen