Deborah Tannen Quotes

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Born: June 7, 1945, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone.
- Deborah Tannen

Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other's.
- Deborah Tannen

Relationships are made of talk - and talk is for girls and women.
- Deborah Tannen

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship.
- Deborah Tannen

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