How to disagree agreebly

This article draws on Tannen's approach to language: See
Excerpt: "couples who used analytical language, such as “think,” “understand,” “because,” or “reason,” during heated arguments were able to keep important stress-related chemicals in check," It concludes: "The study nicely pokes holes in the stereotype that women are prone to emotional irrationality; the language software counted that women, on average, used more of these cerebral words than men. It’s also a reminder of the influence of a woman’s words on a man. "Even when it seems like he is ignoring you, your words may be having an effect—at least on a chemical level,” says Graham."


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