This topic came up in another thread, so I thought it may be worthwhile to have a separate discussion regarding.
I saw a comment implying that young men (some/many?) don't know how to communicate, but young women do. Curious about everyone's thoughts on this perception?
There seems to be this perception (at least from what I have seen/heard as a dude) that men do not know how to communicate, and women have somehow mastered the art of communication. How about the idea that, instead of implying one gender is superior at communicating vs the other, it actually comes down to having different styles of communication. Maybe there are commonalities in how we communication along gender lines, maybe it is more individualistic.
I know from my own experience, I prefer to internalize things first. Many times (and we have all been there) I will find myself initially over reacting to something. Internalizing allows me to be more reflective, let things simmer down. From there I can decide whether it really is an issue worth discussing, or something that is better off let as is. Are there times I probably hold things in too long, sure, but I would bet this applies to most everyone. Funny enough, b/c of this, at times my W has felt that I don't always communicate well. Kind of ironic when at times when we have had discussions I have been hit with the "you should just know" or "I am fine" line. Who is the one not communicating well now lol
Blurting out every little thing that pops into your head does not make you some sort of master communicator, and in many cases can actually be counter productive.
So, in closing, maybe on a general basis there is a difference b/w how men and women communicate. Instead of assuming the other person must be inferior b/c they don't communicate like you do, how about we take to the time to understand and work with each other.
The other option of course, Men > Women