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Whether it be due to nature or nurture, one thing is for sure:  different people have different communication styles. 

Men Who Don’t Listen, Women Who Don’t Explain discusses the specific differences between how the men and women tend to think, and how to best navigate those differences. 

Author Tatsunari Iota demonstrates that these same tendencies exist in us all regardless of our gender.  Learning to recognize different people’s approaches to communication, as well as your own, will help you immensely in your personal and professional life!


Basic communication style

Logical vs. Emotional

Inference vs. Explanation

Competition vs. Cooperation

Love and dating

Dating is a game vs. Dating has a purpose

The Usual Restaurant vs. A new restaurant

Blame the cheater vs. Blame the cheated-on


Desire for power vs. Desire for security

Results-focused vs. Process-focused

Dive in head first vs. Play it by ear 

Marriage and family

Desire for childhood vs. Desire for parenthood

Seeking admiration vs. Seeking understanding

Dislike of being analyzed vs. Dislike of being misconstrued

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About the Author

Tatsunari Iota is a Tokyo University-educated best-selling author and counselor.  He has lectured extensively on the subject of effective communication in the workplace as well as in the home.   He has achieved minor celebrity status through his numerous television appearances and the easy accessibility of his work.

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