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The Top 5 Myths About Men

Updated on May 12, 2019
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Cristale Adams is an online author and publisher. Her articles vary in topics and focus on real life. She always enjoys learning new things.

What is a Myth?

The word myth has several different definitions and meanings. A myth may mean a traditional or legendary story, usually about a hero or an event. It may also mean an invented story, idea or concept sometimes along with a fictitious or imaginary person. Myths have been told for many years, about many different topics. There are myths about werewolves and vampires, along with many other urban myths.Myths can pertain to anything ranging from animals to different personas about certain people.

Both men and women have many myths made about them, and how they think and act, which are totally not true. Many men will always have certain things to say about women that are not true and hold no actual knowledge. Most women will also always have certain things to say about men that are also not true and hold no actual knowledge. The false and untrue statements said about men and women can also be considered myths and can also be disproved like the many other myths. That's why they are called myths!

Types of Myths

There are certain types of myths for people to believe in. They all originated throughout the world over a long period of time. Many myths are very old in age. A myth can be recognized as one of the following synonyms- folk tale, legend, fable, saga. Some of the main types of myths types are:

  • Myths of Culture
  • Myths of Religion
  • Myths of CertainTime Periods
  • Myths That are Based on Theories

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The Top 5 Myths About Men

I am sure that almost every woman has said at least one negative comment about men, at least to their friends or to their family, and a negative experience. The point is that a few bad men can give all men a bad wrap, and make other women think negatively about all men. Our bad experiences with one man will influence our decisions and the decisions of others in the future.

I wanted to clear the air about men and how they really are. There are many myths about this creature called man, but most of them are not true. Some myths were probably started by one man doing or not doing something to one woman, who then told her friends and family about him and the situation. Then it became an everyday phrase, which is disrespectful. Also, myths are started because a woman heard about an incident another woman and one particular man, then start to believe that's how all men really are. Every man is different from one to the next, and like with everything else, they are unique in their own ways. That doesn't mean that we should love them any less or disrespect them!

1. Men Are Not Emotional.

This myth is the most popular myth about men. Many women think that men have it under control, but really they do not. Surprisingly, men are more emotional than women. By women encouraging men to show their other side, men can release the emotions that have been built up. Men can open up and become healthier while doing so, by lowering their blood pressure. Men do have feelings just like women do, although a man will not express his feelings as openly as women do. Sometimes men need time to vent also.

2. Men Don't Take Things Personally.

Men do take things personally, probably even more than women do. According to statistics at the National Institute of Mental Health, men commit suicide four times as much as women and suicide currently rank as number seven in the leading cause of death for men. Men tend to repress their feelings for the sake of their pride, but things to make them emotional and men do take certain things personally. So when women are communicating with men, they should take both of these myths out of their thoughts.

3. A Woman's Looks Matters Most to Men.

Yes, men do like hot and beautiful women. Men are visual creatures, but looks are not all that matters to men. It is what's inside that counts too. Men like women that are also hot and beautiful on the inside as well. Men like to be stimulated in their hearts and in their minds, not just on the outside. The perfect woman for any man is intelligent, humorous, and compassionate. Good looks are just an added bonus for men.

4. Men Don't Like Criticism.

This one can be tricky to argue as a myth, but how are men supposed to fix a problem or issue when they don't even realize that it is a problem? Men like criticism from women, but only when it is delivered the proper way. When giving a man criticism, do it kindly and in a positive way so that he does not feel put down. Also, women tend to dance around the main topic, but it's okay to get to the point quickly. Men will, in turn, listen are try to fix it.

5. Men Hate to Commit.

This is another big myth about men. This myth must have been started by a woman. Men carry the reputation of being tough and strong, but they have the same dreams that women have about falling in love, getting married, having a family. This is just one of those things that are kept inside, to themselves. Men do not spend hours on the phone with each other talking about this subject, it is something that is just there. Maybe it is just men's instinct.

© 2012 Cristale Adams


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    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for reading this hub.

    • Edward J. Palumbo profile image

      Ed Palumbo 

      6 years ago from Tualatin, OR

      Another myth: All men are gifted with a high mechanical aptitude and work well with power tools. When my wife wants a new appliance, she need only ask me to "fix" the old one. Tools in my hands are instruments of destruction. I enjoyed your Hub!

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      8 years ago from Washington D.C. Metro Area

      Someone needs to give you your own show. I think many women have this opinion because of how they have been treated by guys in the past. The fact that some of us get labeled like this hurts and quite honestly it is good that someone of the opposite sex is trying to assist. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for the read and the great comment. You make very good points to this topic!

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      8 years ago from Chicago

      Very good hub.

      It seems from the time we are teenagers there is a great divide between males and females. (Both sexes have people telling them to be aware of the opposite sex.) They tell them about nightmare stories that either happened to them or "someone they know". Women tell women how to handle men and men tell men how to handle women. Maybe we'd all do better if we had (plantonic) friends of the opposite sex providing advice. Women helping men and men helping women understand the gender differences as oppose to having a "battle of the sexes" or holding animosity and mistrust towards each other. The media seems to get a kick out of stoking that fire as well. One man's opinion! :-)

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you. I just tried to cover both sides of the story. Check out my hub about women!

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      Sasha Kim 

      8 years ago

      This is great! before reading I was expecting the usual bitter view on men but this was refreshing. I have a lot of great men in my life and it can be exhausting feeling defensive for them all the time. Voted up!!

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks penlady. Check back soon as I am also doing a hub on the 5 myths about women

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      8 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      This is a fun hub on men. I guess us women can be too hard on them. Thanks for the enlightenment.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Martin Kloess 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      I'm sorry, one of the reasons I don't double date is some of these myths are true. :)

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      Brad Masters 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      People that are bad have these traits in one form or another, whether they are men or women.

      The games may be different, but the bad intent is the same.

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you. And this is coming from a man, so it is greatly appreciated :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania


      Awesome hub, a very enjoyable read! I was cracking up at the recent survey quote about what men and women see first in each other! LOL

      Thanks for sharing Cristale!


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