Women are emotional, true. But according to a recent study, men may very well be more emotional than their female counterparts. The only difference is men hide it better.
In this study, conducted by neurologists at Mindlab, men are actually much more sensitive than women when it comes to being presented with emotional stimuli.
The study took a group of 15 men and 15 women, sat them down, had them watch a series of videos you would expect to trigger emotional responses and measured their responses via skin conductance electrodes.
The content was categorized into four areas: blissful, exciting, heartwarming and funny.
The results showed that men had stronger emotional reactions to each of these areas. When it came to the heartwarming content, men responded twice as much as did women.
Men have been taught to keep their emotions to themselves.
I’m sure there are some men out there who were raised in a household that praised emotional honesty.
But even such individuals had to have stepped out into the world and realized the rest of society and the culture we’ve built over the centuries prefers men to keep their emotions to themselves.
We were taught to believe sensitivity is synonymous with weakness, which is exactly the opposite if you think about it.
Sensing more, feeling more, experiencing more, understanding more, interacting with the world more, that is a strength, an advantage -- not something to be ashamed of.
Boys are taught to be ashamed of the emotions they experience, so they grow into men who are both emotionally confused and in denial.
Emotions aren’t meant to be suppressed. They don’t necessarily need to be paraded for everyone else to see -- even though there isn’t anything intrinsically wrong with that -- but they ought to be accepted and understood. Otherwise, the build up can kill you.
Men’s egos tower women’s egos.
Whether this is biological or simply learned, I’m not certain. Although, I’d wager it’s mainly the latter.
When asked to rate their emotional response to the content, women stated that they were much more emotional than the test results showed, while men said they were much less emotional than they actually were.
In a separate survey conducted by the same company, 67 percent of these men later went on to admit they actually felt more emotional than they let on.
Regardless of why the world is the way it is, the fact is that men have bigger egos than women.
They are allowed bigger egos than women because, in part, they have more opportunities than women.
Men can accomplish more with less effort because the world already expects them to do so -- the systems we have in place are set up for them to do so.
The issue is with the more opportunity you have, the higher your hopes and the grander your dreams.
This increases your expectations as well as the pressure you put on yourself to match those expectations.
With higher goals and expectations come bigger failures and more intense disappointments. In part, men are more emotional than women because they fail more often.
Yeah, I always encouraged men to talk and share their feelings. This is good for them! Yet, not all believed me and didn't want to look like a big baby ego problem you say, eh? XDI don't think it is a question of ego but rather one of control. Assuming the premise that men feel deeper than women, which some thoughts of mine lend towards agreement, this depth of feeling has to be controlled through reason otherwise it may "blow" people away.I know from practical experience I met a girl a few months ago, and was completely honest with her about all my thoughts and feelings from the beginning. Made the mistake of having sex. Long story short I broke it off because she wanted to continue sleeping around. I experienced literal chest pains over the incident, like my insides were "literally not figuratively" breaking apart (not a heart attack)...the pain was actually becoming physical. This was not because of the sex but because of the honesty caused a deeper attachment. So when a man shares what he "really" feels, it runs with a depth that can cause a severe weakness in a man and figuratively, if not literally, take the wind out of him. A man's feelings are deep reserve of "strength" he uses to "actualize" a reality. When he speaks of them, it is not lightly...and if he speaks of them often they are not deep.Men are creatures of action, words while necessary cheapen a reality specifically when it comes to the realm of "emotion".
We emotional men belong to our own world, far from you humans.
But I have seen, men don't often express themselves. I believe, that men should talk about their problems, and be assertive of their demands. I am not saying those wrong stuff, but to share their problems.
I know, there's huge pressure to run family, and always stuck in that, so...