Joseph A. Bell
Organizational Behavior - BADM 234 – 50
Oct 27th 2009
There is a famous book, which has sold more than 140 million copies. It helped millions of people out of emotional difficulties. It is Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.
The story began with Imagining that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. But one day, everyone woke up with a peculiar kind of selective amnesia. So they forgot that they were from different planets, and since that day men and women have been in conflict. This book also shows the different of men’s and women’s value, cope with stress, motivating the opposite sex, misunderstanding each other , needs for intimacy and so on.
In the end of the book, there are some suggestions for women and men. If you are a woman, I suggest that for the next week practice restraining from giving any unsolicited advice or criticism. The men in your life not only will appreciate it but also will be more attentive and responsive to you. If you are a man, I suggest that for the next week you practice listening whenever a woman speaks, with the sole intention of respectfully understanding what she is going through. Practice biting your tongue whenever you get the urge to offer a solution or change how she is feeling. You will be surprised when you experience how much she appreciates you.
Companied with book, it mentioned that there are gender differences in communication. Women are more likely to ask questions for clarification, while men are more tend to boast about themselves. By accepting our differences, creative solutions can be discovered whereby we can succeed in getting what we want. And, more important, we can learn how to best love and support the people we care about.