09/23/2011 07:08 pm ET | Updated Nov 23, 2011

Work Isn't A Sorority, Ladies: Sharing Personal Details Can Be A Detriment

“They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.” -American diplomat and playwright Clare Boothe Luce once said this.

According to a recent study women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day – 13,000 more than the average man. Dr. Luan Brizendine says that inherent differences between the male and female brain explain why women are naturally more talkative than men. Women actually devote more brainpower to talking than men. We communicate our thoughts, feelings and desires clearly and articulately, but sometimes this can get us into trouble in the work setting.


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