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"Objective Voice Tone vs. Subjective Voice Tone"

baller4lyfeballer4lyfe Posts: 1,214Registered User Senior Member
edited June 2006 in College Confidential Cafe
a subjective voice tone is when someone addresses his/her point in a loud, passionate, and dominating manner. they think they are 100% accurate when discussing a point, let it be the law, whose to blame, etc.

an objective voice tone is that of a tone that is informing and not patronizing. it merely attempts to discuss the matter at hand without any tone of "passion".

which do you prefer and why?
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Replies to: "Objective Voice Tone vs. Subjective Voice Tone"

  • kitkattailkitkattail Posts: 576Registered User Member
    Subjective. Usually more entertaining, even if you don't agree.
  • rayj28rayj28 Posts: 169Registered User Junior Member
    I have to go with subjective. You have to have passion when arguing or discussing a point. To me it shows you are really commited to your stand and feel very strongly about it.
  • baller4lyfeballer4lyfe Posts: 1,214Registered User Senior Member
    you have to use the two on different occasions, though. for instance, in my apartment with my roommates, i never use the former because it would only entice anger and discontent with them. i would only use it if i find myself to be in a very bad situation where i know i am being patronized. the latter is the tone that i use in the apartment because it maintains coordination.

    in class, i even use the latter at times also. classmates always hear the subjective voice tone and rarely hear that of an objective one. examples of people who have these voice tones in the law related field:

    nancy grace - big time subjective voice
    judge judy - don't even get me started as to how subjective her tone is
    judge hatchett - objective voice tone; articulates a point in a simple, informational manner and not "in-your face" type. i think this is very classy of her.
    paula zahn - could be the opposite of nancy grace. have you seen her when she speaks? she sounds so professional when discussing matters.

    i've seen all of them talk and i just think the objective voice tone can be more elegant and professional.
  • rayj28rayj28 Posts: 169Registered User Junior Member
    As you said it depends on the manner and context of which you are speaking. Im not saying that a subjective tone is great ALL OF THE TIME but in some instances it is. There is a need for passion and conviction when speaking. It also has the ability to be eloquent when used in the right manner and context.
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