tami-roman11*On season 5 of the Vh1 hit series “Basketball Wives” we will get to see the usual confrontational Tami Roman resolving her issues with her words and not her hands.

“My approach to this season was to basically learn how to talk to the ladies and be more of a voice rather than a fist,” said Tami who responded to those who questioned whether the actress/reality star knows how to communicate effectively.

“It’s not that Tami didn’t know how to articulate. It’s not that Tami doesn’t know how to interact with other people, but I chose to only use one dynamic of myself. I am very articulate. I am educated. I have worked in corporate America,” she told VH1.

Tami admits to playing up her more aggressive side after witnessing a greater response from fans during her moments of rage.

“I came into the situation one way and I said, ‘OK. That’s working, Let me just stay there,’ and it worked until it didn’t work. Now, I had to take responsibility and dial back and open more of myself up. It’s just me really showing 100 percent of myself and not one aspect,” said Tami who was engaged in more than one physical altercation in past seasons.

Like Executive Producer Shaunie O’Neal and others have promised, Tami confirmed that things will be different in season 5.

“The tone of the show has changed,” she said. “We’re able to show people that we can talk through problems, that we’ve grown and matured at our own pace, at our own level. That’s going to be exciting for people to see,” she said.

“Basketball Wives” season 5 premieres Monday at 8 p.m. EST.