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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."
Originally posted by Turq1
Person: Men and women are different, emotional stability is different for example.
Men and women really do have fundamentally different characteristics
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 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."
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.
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.
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?
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
They had to do a study to figure this out, our ancestors would think we were all nuts.