- May be related to an affective communication disorder and defective arousal.
- These primal responses that comprise pre-intentional and affective communication can be crucial steps towards more clearly defined intentional communication and even language acquisition.
- In a similar study of affective communication behaviours, gender contrast the deliberate or subconscious negation by one sex of the behaviours of the other was far more evident within the young boys used as test subjects than of the girls.
- Scheff adds, " The hypermasculine pattern leads to competition, rather than connection between persons . " In the context of intimate or emotional communication ( especially confrontation ) with women, the masculine male often withdraws emotionally, refusing to engage in what is termed affective communication ( Scheff ).