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Men and women really do have fundamentally different characteristics

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posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Men and women have distinct personalities

Men and women really do have fundamentally different characteristics, according to a study which has confirmed many longheld gender sterotypes.



A new analysis of a survey of 10,000 people found that each sex has firmly entrenched characteristics, with women showing more sensitivity, warmth and apprehension than men.

In contrast, emotional stability, dominance, rule-consciousness and vigilance are more typically male characteristics, experts said.

The new paper "clearly rejects the idea that there are only minor differences between the personalities of men and women," researchers said.

The study could explain why certain professions, such as engineering, are dominated by a particular sex in spite of efforts by governments to promote equality, Dr Paul Irwing, of Manchester Business School, who co-authored the paper, said.

Dr Marco Del Giudice, who led the study, said: "The idea that there are only minor differences between the personality profiles of males and females should be rejected as based on inadequate methodology."

The Telegraph


This study is no surprise to anyone except perhaps feminists who insist that men and women are the same.

Men and women are different.




posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Person: Men and women are different, emotional stability is different for example.

Feminist: Rawr!!!1

Person: Exactly...



Findings for men and women seem to make sense, not too shocking.
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posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by wazzman
cant post yet but dick clark died


www.abovetopsecret.com...

There's the thread for that



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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This is something most of us already know, but thanks for adding some scientific evidence to back it up. Something the feminists clearly lack. The reason for this whole "shebang" is the equality debate, with women wanting more salaries like men(greed) although they fail to see the real root cause of this inequality: Leaders naturally get paid more, and in more ways than one: they get more respect, followers etc as well, and this is only natural and indeed vital: otherwise their motivation and role would vanish. And men have the natural "leadership" gene, while women have the "maintenance" gene. To put it bluntly.



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by Turq1
Person: Men and women are different, emotional stability is different for example.


Perhaps feminists don't understand the differences between men and women because they are too busy trying to act like men?



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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men and women are designed differently and the males are more protective while the females are more caring generally and i seem to remember reading that theres a reason why men don't hear babies cry as easy as women is due to their hearing being more attuned to listen for sounds of danger plus what use is a man to a hungry baby if we remove all the modern conveniences and just return back to suckling on the teat



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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I agree, we're very different.

Sometimes, we seem like two completely different species, and I wonder how we ever got together


Somehow, it just works.....



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Men and women really do have fundamentally different characteristics

All I can say is "Thank God". It would be a very boring world if they were the same. In addition, after one generation, there would be no more human beings, as procreation would not exist. LOL!
Peace



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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Isn't this common knowledge? I learned about it at Summer camp, in the 8th grade....


The study is talking about population-wide averages though, not limits on individual humans and their abilities



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by NeoVain
This is something most of us already know, but thanks for adding some scientific evidence to back it up. Something the feminists clearly lack.


Prof Janet Hyde appears to be one such feminist



Prof Janet Hyde of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, who proposed the theory that men and women have largely similar characteristics, said the method used by the researchers led to "uninterpretable" results.

She said: "The scientific evidence still shows that, contrary to stereotypes, men and women are quite similar on a wide array of psychological qualities."

The Telegraph


I find it interesting that feminists deny that men and women are different. They appear to want women to be men and men to act like feminised ladyboys.

It's almost as if feminists wanted women to replace men.




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posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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The best display of this I ever saw, was on Seinfeld. Elaine was in trouble, sitting in a courtroom on the hotseat, and (when she thought she was going away to jail) said to her boyfriend, "Don't wait for me," he said, "Okay".

Way Wrong answer.

You guys are --supposed-- to know to say, "But oh no, I will wait for you..I will visit and write letters every day."

Dumbdumbs.



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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Obviously men and women are different, women have much more to lose and their psychology has developed to protect themselves and their children. Sadly society has been dictated by men throughout history and women have always had to negotiate the best that they could.

Until human beings grow the hell up and reduce their egocentric viewpoint and accept our interchangeability can we as a species really find happiness and contentment with each others chromosomal (sexual) differences.



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by HumansEh
Sadly society has been dictated by men throughout history and women have always had to negotiate the best that they could.


Yet women have tradtionally married up. Nurses marry doctors. The fact that women tend to marry males of a higher status than themselves would suggest that women are either very good negotiators or that they have sources of power that feminists perhaps lack.



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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I read the article and it comes off as inconclusive to me. Additionally it states that there were variances in 18% of the people / test subjects; that's a pretty large number.



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by Zinky
I read the article and it comes off as inconclusive to me. Additionally it states that there were variances in 18% of the people / test subjects; that's a pretty large number.



But by estimating the average difference in men's and women's scores on each of the test's 15 different measures of personality, and comparing them against one another, researchers found that in fact the sexes shared less ground than previously thought.


While 18% of males had a typically "female" set of traits or vice versa, 82% did not.

While 18% is a pretty large number, 82% is even bigger.
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posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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I don't consider myself a feminist, per SE, however... I have spent many years in the business world. I have seen female leaders who were tough as nails, cool as a cucumber under pressure, and super, super smart. I am not one of those females, by the way. I'd never make it as a leader-type. But I have seen women who are just as good as any man in a leadership position.

I have also seen some women AND men, totally break under the pressure - turning into quivering crybabies.

I think that if a person does well in a certain position, it doesn't/shouldn't matter what their gender is - they should be given equal opportunity. And, a person should be paid according to their competency, no matter the gender. A woman who is very good at what she does should be paid the same as a man who is equally good in the same position. A woman should not be paid less JUST because she is a woman. Believe it or not, this has happened, and in some cases, still does happen.

About 15 years ago, my husband worked with a female engineer - he claims she was the best he had ever seen, including compared to himself. She had been there longer than he had - she even trained him. He had drinks with her one night after work, and she admitted what her salary was. It was less than his. They had the same education, basically the same experience, and she had been there longer. How is that fair?

I'm sure there are militant feminists who aren't being logical in their battle for equality. But the beginning of the feminist movement was actually more about equal opportunity, and equal pay for equal work - NOT forcing a company to hire women who aren't good at a certain job.



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by kaylaluv
About 15 years ago, my husband worked with a female engineer - he claims she was the best he had ever seen, including compared to himself. She had been there longer than he had - she even trained him. He had drinks with her one night after work, and she admitted what her salary was. It was less than his. They had the same education, basically the same experience, and she had been there longer. How is that fair?


It isn't.

I did read previously however that once experience is taken into account and the fact that women take time off to have kids, male and female engineers are paid exactly the same on average.

Young females also take up something like 58% of all university places these days and out earn young males.



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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They had to do a study to figure this out, our ancestors would think we were all nuts.



posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
They had to do a study to figure this out, our ancestors would think we were all nuts.


Good point.

They have to do a study to counter the feminist studies which have already written their findings before they have done any research.



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