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Tone of Voice

Are You Making Requests or Demands in Your Relationship?

GalTime | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
GalTime

You know what it's like to have something demanded of you, right? If anything, it puts you on the defensive and makes you not want to do something. So imagine how your partner feels when you tell them to clean the house or take the dog for a walk. Who wants to do something nice for someone when they are forced to do it?

Why Do I Slip Into Girly Voice?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

My tone went beseeching. It was wringing its delicate hands. It was wearing a little pink dress. What is this voice girls and women slip into so naturally, and then out of again, on a daily basis?

Drop Tart Tone

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

People are more sensitive to tone than to the explicit content of spoken or written language. To paraphrase the poet Maya Angelou, people will forget what you said, but they'll remember how you made them feel.