Man and women, relationships, problem solving. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We have a problem and as far as we are concerned it’s not a big one. After all, we are women and we have our ways of dealing with it, great ways to be more precise. Why can’t he simply join us and be useful for a change. Aren’t we smarter together? But, no, no he has to be a clever dick. He thinks that he doesn’t need us.
Well, there is a scientific explanation for this situation that can help us understand each other and learn to live together in harmony.
Our brain is divided into left and right hemisphere that are connected by the corpus callosum. The right side of the brain is associated with intuition while the left side handles logical thinking. Many studies have shown that there are significant differences in the brain circuitry of men and women. While women have more neuronal pathways connecting left and right hemisphere and are capable of multitasking, pulling information together from different sources and drawing conclusions, men focus on one task at a time using their left hemisphere.
Regardless of their neurological differences men and women can be equally successful in solving problems, however their ways of looking at a problem and dealing with it are different.
When faced with a problem a man only cares about achieving positive results and solving the problem. He is not concerned with the ways the problem could be solved nor will he consider his relationship with a person or people he is in contact with, as this is his opportunity to display his strength and capabilities. Rather than sharing his problem with his partner and using communication to come up with a solution a man’s natural reaction is to think through the problem and suggest a way out.
Unlike men, women tend to be more concerned with the ways a problem could be solved than solving the problem. They prefer to work together, discuss the possibilities and hear opinions of people / person they are in a relationship with. Solving problems give women opportunity to express their feelings while discussing potential solutions. For that reason, solving problems can greatly influence women’s socio-psychological state and the quality of their relationships.
So, I really think that this is a great news that can help us better understand each other and build good realitionships. But why would we even bother to learn about our differences? Well, of course, the answer is love.