Lucy: “mr. smith is refusing to accept my science project because he says my paper isn’t long enough! i just don’t understand; i worked so hard on that and now it was all a waste of time.” peter: “don’t worry, you can always enter again next year.” lucy: “i don’t know why i bother talking to you, you don’t listen to a word i say! ” what communication difference (or differences) led to the misunderstanding between lucy and peter?
Lucy and Peter’s conversation reflects the emphasis women place on emotions and the emphasis men place on problem solving. Lucy expected Peter to understand her emotions while Peter offered a solution to the problem.
Women in communication emphasise emotions and men focus on solving problems
Explanation: The misunderstandings in communication between Lucy and Peter arose primarily from the understanding of communication itself in women and in men, they differ. Men generally regard communication as a type of negotiation where practical matters are discussed, and in communication itself, men seek independence, and they seek it in the outcome of communication, therefore, as the "result of negotiations." Men see communication as an opportunity to solve problems and so perceive it when listening to women. Women, on the other hand, see communication as a way to strengthen a relationship and make friends. Women in communication are looking for rapprochement, equality, balance and understanding for their emotions, as in this case. That's why Lucy talked to Peter about her problems, approached communication emotionally, hoping that Peter would understand her situation and support her emotionally. Peter, on the other hand, heard real facts in the communication without emotion and tried to find a solution to the problem. Hence the misunderstanding between the two.
They can adjust by elliminating sentences that don't make sense
What adjustments can Lucy and Peter each make to their communication, in order to avoid misunderstandings like this in the future?
the answer is actually c i just got done with the test.
the quote relates to no dogs barked because the father and son learn a lot from each other. the theme is love because the father misses his son and they are trying to get to his mom where her dogs are barking.