Behavior: Women Talk

But men cut in

Wanda: Did you see here that two sociologists have just proved that men interrupt women all the time? They—

Ralph: Who says?

Wanda: Candace West of Florida State and Don Zimmerman of the University of California at Santa Barbara. They taped a bunch of private conversations, and guess what they found. When two men or two women are talking, interruptions are about equal. But when a man talks to a woman, he makes 96% of the interruptions. They think it's a dominance trick men aren't even aware of. But—

Ralph: These people have nothing better to do than eavesdrop on interruptions?...

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