Men's Boxes and Women's Crossing Lines: The Way We Think!

Men Vs Women

I am sitting here looking at the computer checking my morning sites when I come across a couple of things that spark my interest and my attention all at once. I see Sunshine625’s hub on a slim waistline. I notice RealHouseWife published a hub called Do You Speak Manguage, which instantly reminds me of a video I had once seen about the difference between men’s brains and women’s brains. I am also watching the clock because I know I have a strict schedule to keep and thinking about when I will fit in a workout today as well as eating. I am remembering the conversation I had with my boyfriend last night about his business and trying to think of a way to make it as successful as possible so that I can stop worrying about money, start planning for a wedding and a family and focus on school all while pondering some fan mail I received.

While all of this is crossing my mind I start thinking about what I am going to write today. My conclusion… write about what I am thinking! Now if you have so far managed to keep up with me and you are a woman, I am not surprised, but if you are a man I am impressed! You see this seemingly random string of thoughts all connect to various parts of my life and to a man they probably do not make a lot of sense. After all how does a hub about manguage remind me of my fan mail? Well okay so that one is pretty easy to understand. You see the fan mail was left by a man who was telling me that I am not the same person everyday even though I seem to know who I am, which in truth means to me that I do not know who I am. Now being a bit unusual I greatly enjoyed this fan mail, but it did make me think. Was this supposed to be a compliment or perhaps it was supposed to help me find myself better. I am not really sure, but the point is that I would never have said something like that and the reason being is because I am a woman!

So what is the difference between everything that crossed my woman’s brain in such a short time and the way a man might think about it? There are two differences. The first deals with a conversation I had that discussed how men and women think in different terms. Men think in more solid terms such as ‘I can’ or ‘this is true’ or ‘that was a great play’ etc. Women think with more emotion such as, ‘Well I can understand how that would be true if that were all to be true, but what if…’ or ‘well the play was successful and so it seemed to be a good play, but they almost got flagged and that would have been disastrous to the rest of the game!’ etc. Women expect to vent frustrations, cry into shoulders when needed, and above all see and feel the love of family and friends. Men will just ‘rub some dirt on it’ and get through with their personal strengths and if they care about somebody they show it through compliments and facts instead of by saying ‘I love you.’

The second main difference between men and women is related to this video. Go ahead and take a few minutes to watch it.

Now that you are better informed I will continue as to what the second main difference is. This difference is in the way our brains process things. To me all of my thoughts, beliefs, values, etc seem to be connected and they make sense. They do not contradict each other and although they say different things when read or told individually, the truth is I understand them. To a man they have one specific way of thinking about all the important things in their life. The way to deal with money sits with one ideal while the way to deal with a job makes sense in a totally different way. For me, and other women I am sure, the way to deal with money might be this way, but it depends on my job, my family, my house, and what else needs to be done in my life. Therefore there might be a slight variation in my beliefs because it is dependent on so much else in the world!

Now this is only a taste of the difference between men and women and although a lot of people seem to fit the stereotype of their gender that does not mean that you have to match! From my opinion the truth depends on the person! (If that isn’t a woman’s answer I do not know what is!) Still it is a good thing to understand the opposite sex and maybe now you will understand all about the boxes and the criss-crossing lines of emotion!

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Jrandol62 4 years ago from Where ever the road takes me....

Hey, great hub.....keep it up friend!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Why thank you Jrandol62!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

This hub is perfection!! I love it!! Women are from Mars and Men are from Venus:)


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Sunshine: It is totally true! We are totally different :-) Thank you!


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kschimmel 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA

I have seen that video before (we had them at our church) and I still howl when I think aobut how accurate it is!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

kschimmel: That is awesome! And I know I laugh every time I see that video! Totally hilarious way of thinking about men and women!!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Myth - Awesome:) I think women are so much more emotional in thought that it does come out on paper. Men seem to be shorter and more to the point unless they are really vested in something.

I think the fan mail is interesting and we just can't guess what he really meant because we have nothing else to go on! lol I do see lotsa ! in your writing! LOL

Up and all that jazz - great job and fun to think more about!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

RHW: lol... it is too funny to notice the differences even in our writing. Which you did an amazing job of covering :-) I always use a lot of emotion and quite honestly I write the way I talk, which I know is not correct. Still I can not help it. I do not want to be a cold person and I feel as if writing can sometimes lack so much emotion. How else to warm it up then by adding ! and :-) lol. Thanks for stopping by and thinking about the differences!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

First off.... those pictures are way off... My "I Told You So Compartment" Is so much bigger than the one you have featured. LOL

Ok - so there is this book. It is called Women are like Spaghetti and Men are like Waffles. It is basically the same concept as what you just outlined right her only in about 100 extra pages. But you are very correct. Women have a tendency to connect everything to anything. You could be talking about paying the bills and then wonder what you are going to do for supper tonight because you have nothing to eat and you most go to the store and there you really should pick up some more wash clothes because your son flushed one down the toilet and you wonder if the toilet is the dirtiest thing in your house but then you remember your daughter learned from her science fair due to another project that is definitely not the case and a case of beer sounds really good right now even though I am not doing anything even close to stressful since I already ironed all the laundry and folded all the clothes and I need to go shopping because non of my clothes fit me even though today was a crappy workout day and I can't wait for it to be over because I am ready to go to bed!

Good hub :)


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

lol.... Barbergirl. I totally followed that and I read it to Darrel... he was like, what the heck did she just say? lol... That just makes me laugh so hard that I am almost falling over! Great response and so woman like! Thanks :-)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

yep - I knew you would be able to keep up with it ;)


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Well I figured that you knew that I would be able to keep up with it... not only are we both women, but we are also a lot alike and are scary similar in the weird ways such as our train of thoughts! lol.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This is so funny and so true. I do not have a romantic man in my life but see this even with my son and my son in law. Hilariously on target.


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Hyphenbird... I could totally see how you would see that with your children and any other men you might know at all probably. I laugh every time I think about it because every guy I've ever met seems to prove his way of thinking to me pretty quickly. Even if it is just a word or sentence, you can always tell that he is a man! lol. Thanks for stopping by :-)


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Credence2 4 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Hi, Mythicalstorm, Living with 'one female', I can attest to some of our differences, but I don't like making generalizations. Too often an irrational and emotional stance can cloud her judgement. Imagine, talking to me about people on other planets like they are a foregone conclusion, it drives me nuts.There is never a rational method to get from A to Z, lets just get to Z and it would be so much better! Nice article, thanks Cred2


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Cred: I know you don't like to make generalizations, but I bet you really do see some of the differences between you and her that make you go... yup she is a woman! lol. I think that all the time with my guy. He will randomly do something that I would NEVER even think about doing and I can't prevent myself from being like, well he sure is a man! I think it is entertaining how different we can be, but I supposed that really isn't different from one person to the next even with gender not factored in. Thanks for stopping by, always appreciate it!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I think this one is still one of my favorite hubs... and I went back and reread my comment... and that is probably one of my favorite comments as well! :) Ok - I really am trying to find the one that I am missing!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Hi there! Your hub was the first I read this morning! I like when you said, "write about what I am thinking". Your hub was pretty good in that way! It was fun too! You are right saying "Women think with more emotion"...so true! You are a good writer!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Barber: I love this hub as well... something about men vs women just fascinates me! And I would never be able to pick a favorite comment from you. They are all so entertaining!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

iamaudraleigh: Thank you! I see the difference in emotion between the sexes almost everyday. It is so interesting how different we can be and yet how much we need each other as well! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I always appreciate that!


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay

where is that memory bank where women seem to be able to store decades worth of alleged infractions and offenses we have allegedly committed?


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Mio Cid: That is probably in the I told you so box or the memory box... or maybe the combination. lol. Thanks for stopping by!


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thesingernurse 4 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

What you mentioned in this hub and the ones pinpointed in the video (which is by the way so hilarious, I so can relate!) is absolutely what I love about men. I just relish their peculiarity and how they are capable of driving women nuts or head-over-heels-over head (and so on...)

Glad you wrote "what you were thinking that time". Now, we're able to read something very insightful.

Voted up and shared! :)


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Thank you thesingernurse! I just love that video! I have seen it so many times and yet I still laugh every time I watch it! I glad you could relate to the topic. I agree with you to about how it makes men so interesting and it is a thing to love about them! So glad you stopped by and left a nice comment!


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

What a great hub. Funny as hell! I did notice 2 mistakes in the female brain photo.

The Gossip Control Center is way too big. Gossip control means controlling gossip. Women are good at spreading gossip not controlling it.

The Shiny things and Diamonds olfactory portion is too small. I'm thinking you should switch Gossip Control with the Shiny Things and that would be a better representation.

Of course I'm a guy.

Bye the way we don't have a problem with toilet aiming, it's actually a physics problem. No joke.


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Daffy Duck: Thank you so much. I probably agree with you, but it was a random photo that I found and was the closest that I had found to represent the point. I love shiny things! and I am not so crazy about gossip. Plus this does not really represent a female brain because it is boxes just like the guys... hmm maybe I should change the picture! Still I agree with you... even with the toilet aiming thing! lol. Thanks again for leaving such a fun and great comment!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

I loved the entire hub! Very interesting.... LOl


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Thank you so much rahul0324! I find this topic so fascinating! I mean men have always been interesting to me, but to see our differences and to learn about them... I just can't get enough sometimes!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

I sat here and could not get those two pics off of my mind...so great! I love how you said to write what you are thinking! Brilliant!!!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Thank you so much iamaudraleigh! I find this topic fascinating and I love looking deeper into the minds of people. It was a fun hub to write and I am so glad you enjoyed it!


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

Brilliant hub! We think with all about how we feel, and they do with all about their stuff...lol. Many times, so many things could just be going thru his head when we women think something is terribly wrong. Men are really men and that's how they make a BIG difference from women. I agree a 100%. Thanks for giving us a good laugh. Nice video :=)


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Thanks Tonipet! This topic makes me laugh as well! Some women get so bent out of shape because the guys they are with won't tell them what they are thinking or what is going on with them and they think they are hiding something but in actuality there is just nothing going on with them! I love the differences between men and women!


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izettl 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

THis is pretty interesting, but I think nowadays more and more women and men are crossing the lines. Between my husband and friends, a lot of men help out around the house and care for the kids. And a lot of my female friends who are career driven have more male characteristics so the sexes are blending more.

Yes, some things are always male and female type stuff and you nailed a lot of that on the head.


jeanine 4 years ago

love the hub... but am sure men, at least some of the fringe groups(Gay,TS, TG) are coming toward what are described in this hub as fem ever closer to women... I hear a lot of men saying how everything is connected for them... and not in neet compartments or boxes as described in the video... I to remember seeing this video and must admit as a gender variant person, was taken back in the good doctors attitude or his statement bless his heart...lol... everything is connected for me, everything affects me emotionally and it has it's affects on me physically... the biggest being if things are not right, the house, the finances, the whole ball of wax, lol, it affects me emotionally, I am just not in the mood, if you know what I mean... and then that doesn't go well for my better half, well not really my better half but you know what I'm saying....lol... nice read...I laughed and laughed...


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

izettl: I hate women and men roles, generally. The roles men and women play should not be based upon their gender. I find this topic entertaining because even though I have limited life experiences, no matter who I talk to about the way men and women think there seems to be some amount of truth. I was talking to somebody the other day who had never read anything about mens 'boxes' and he literally said to his wife, "I didn't understand why you were so worried because you left my box and I couldn't follow your strange connecting thoughts." I laughed so hard when I heard that comment. Although this is a generalization and is not always true, I find the way men and women think and the differences just fascinating! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago Author

Thank you jeanine! I agree that some men think more connected than the box ideas. The generalization is a little too general. I just think this is so funny and I am glad you were able to enjoy it as well! I think the way the mind works is so fascinating, but it can be an entertaining topic as well! Thank you again :-)

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