Male and Female Brains Blend Characteristics
The Oversimplification of “Mars vs Venus”
Men want to be in control and find solutions to problems, Gray stated, whereas women don’t care so much about solutions to problems but would rather spend time just talking about whatever’s going on. By reducing complex human behaviours and interactions into such simple terms we make it very difficult to explore the potential richness of interpersonal relationships.
Men and Women Share Many Traits
Very masculine men may exhibit certain very feminine characteristics and the reverse is also true. The most masculine of women will be more ‘manly’ than the most feminine of men. What research has shown, though, is that if we compare averages, there are certain traits that could be considered to be more likely to be associated with women and others more likely to be associated with men.
Nature versus Nurture and Gender Differences
But the fact some men are more likely to be susceptible to developing psychopathy and some women more likely to stay at home and nurture the children is a long way from saying that all men speak Martian and, therefore, cannot fully understand women and their Venusian ways.
We Are All Humans on Planet Earth
At Couples Clinic we consider men, women, children, and families to be unique and complex, with common goals and desires for safety, security, love, and compassion. We all long to create and maintain strong, healthy bonds with others. Get in touch to see how we can help you explore and strengthen your relationships with others whether in the workplace, at home, in your friendships or with your family of origin.