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June 24, 2011
Posted at 12:22 pm
Updated: June 24, 2011 - 12:30 pm
 

Girl Talk

A good friend who has been sending me feedback about my Family Feud stories sent me an interesting thought today. I thought I would share it.

He pointed out that I included "Too much girl talk". That I should keep it, just "shorten it".

I had to smile.

If you "Shorten Girl Talk". It just becomes "Guy talk".

To the point, independent transaction based statements.


FLOW OF TYPICAL GUY CONVERSATION:
GUY #1: Here is a fact.

GUY #2: Fact acknowledged/disputed.

End of conversation.

Girls are going to have many different topics at once, reading not only between the lines, but wondering why you asked the question the way you did.

The story is interesting to me, because the female characters are not written just as "Guys with boobs" pragmatically communicating factual data in the most efficient way possible. They are going to talk about how they feel about the problems they face, and seldom try once to solve them in the conversation itself.

Example #2: FLOW OF TYPICAL GUY CONVERSATION:

GUY #1: "I am having a problem (doing this thing)"

GUY #2: "It's simple, just (solution)".

End of conversation.



Example #3: FLOW OF TYPICAL GIRL CONVERSATION:

GIRL #1: "I am having a problem (doing this thing)"

GIRL #2: "Oh I know, that sucks doesn't it".

20 minutes more of conversation. No solution is ever offered, nor asked for. They wanted to share each other's problem, not solve it for them.


You may think I am sexist for recognizing the differences, but I hope you see I am celebrating the traditional differences.