There are five standards that can be applied to the Genderlect theory of Deborah Tannen when aproaching the critique through a humanistic approach:
New Understanding of People: The Genderlect theory meets this standard through explaining the differences of communication between men and women. Pointing out these facts makes it easier to understand cross cultural communication.
Clarification of Values: Tannen approaches this standard by explaining men and women's opposing values that they expect from cross cultural communication. Tannen expresses her own ideas on this subject.
Aesthetic Appeal: The Genderlect theory has an aesthetic appeal because it looks at ...