How + Why Men + Women Think + Speak Differently
So there you are, the end of another good evening gone bad, because you and your significant other have found yourself in a nasty argument. And while he’s now on the couch, wishing you’d understand he’s trying the best he can, you’re in tears on the shower floor, wondering why you’re not more important to him.
Sound familiar? May be not quiet this scenario, but a situation where you feel like no matter how hard you try, you just can’t get the other person to fully get, or empathize, with where you’re coming from.
Well, the good news is, you’re not alone. Men and women have been trying to communicate with each other effectively for ages. Though personally, I believe it might have been a bit easier, to some degree, when everyone had more designated roles.
Now, before you get on me about gender roles or equality, I’m not speaking to either of the two. I am a single mother, an entrepreneur, and run my life quite well, and believe that both women, and men, are capable of surviving, all by themselves, equally.
That said, when we had more designated roles, we spoke to each other differently. We understood to be more direct with our male counterparts, as we knew they were more goal oriented, and were usually in the mindset of hunting for our food, finances, or whatever we needed for survival. And in understanding this, spoke to our female friends and family members to process things, such as kid issues, household chores, managing the family, etc., to get our emotional comfort.
My point is, we respected our differences more, and communicated accordingly. However, this is not to say that communication was perfect. Obviously things needed to evolve for various reasons that I won’t go into here. But what I will say is in this evolution process, we started expecting men to communicate with us like we do each other. And as we stepped more and more into the workplace, breaking the glass ceiling, men expected us to speak to them more concisely, to achieve our objectives.
Now in theory, men being able to speak to us on end to process things sounds fabulous. And if we’re in the work place, where hitting objectives is key to success, then our ability to master concise communication is essential. But in real life, we’re each asking the other to think and speak differently then we’re naturally wired.
That’s why in this episode of #AskMysMorgan, I share how and why men and women think and speak differently. With the hope that these insights and understandings will help you to better understand, and communicate with your partner.
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To your spirit + SUCCESS! ~ ❤ M