Who talks more? Mar 5, 2020 11:32:44 GMT -5
Post by Handy on Mar 5, 2020 11:32:44 GMT -5
In my circle of friends and relatives, it seems women talk a lot more than the men I know. What are your experiences.
My mother went on and on talking about stuff in her life way before I was born after my dad died. I chalked it up to her not having a same age companion. Some of what she said was family history or significant events in her life. The part I had trouble with was the old family gossip and things that were repeated over and over again.
My W goes on and on about what she she saw on FOX news (opinion more than news). She also talks to the animals a lot, sometimes in baby voices. Then she talks about people she knows about subjects I have no knowledge, such as commenting about things currently voiced on the TV. This mostly happens when the TV volume is high because she has hearing loss. Her voice does not carry far and she talks to someone or something from a room or two away, which is barely hear able to me. Her voice is sort of higher pitched and that is where I too have a hearing loss (high frequency hearing loss) so I have no idea what she is saying, plus she starts conversations with her opinion and leaves out the "who, what, where and when parts.
Two more women I know, talk and take up more than 50% to 75% of the time if there are 4 of us in a group. Another very intelligent woman has interesting stories but talks for 50 minuets out of the hour if were are in a small group.
One woman I know mostly listens. I stop and ask for her opinion or experiences.
Another woman I visit with takes out her cell phone and shows me the pictures of her family and people she knows. My interest wains in a few minuets.