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Multitasking Men vs Women
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I have been observing people all my life and I have came to the conclusion there are some things that women do much better than men and other things men do better. One of those things that men do not normally do well and woman are simply amazing at is multitasking.
I am not sure if it is on our human DNA that way, or if it has been conditioned over time. Woman being the home maker and looking after the children at the same time may have developed this skill, but then it might have been in the creators plan and it truly is in our DNA.
Picture this – a friend I were at his father in-laws for an afternoon barbeque. The mother in-law sent us down town to buy something at the grocery store. The three of us guys got into the fathers car to leave. He was about to start the the engine and remembered he had to add water to the car battery. He got out and went to get the water and on the way back he tripped on the rake. He then set the water down and started raking the lawn as it was in bad need of it. My friend and I were still in the car waiting to go to the grocery store.
That story is not about multitasking, but it clearly demonstrates what happens to most men when they are given more than one thing to do at once. Chaos happens unless an order of priority is established for the tasks. Once ordered, the man will focus head down and butt up until they all get done... one at a time.
Can you imagine how that would look at home if a woman could only do one thing at a time. Little Johnny would have the cat shaved with his dads razor, the dinner on the stove would burn all because little Suzzie needed her diapers changed.
At the work place, give a woman ten jobs that all have a deadline to be finished in ten days. They will usually start all ten at once. Work a little on each here and there, even jumping from one to the other while working mainly on a third one. At the end of ten days they will all be done.
Give a man the same ten jobs that need done in ten days, he will sort and plan the order he will do them, set his own priorities if they were not given to him, and get them done one at a time in the same ten days.
Both men and women can accomplish much the same amount of work (aside from physical demands that “some” woman can not do) yet their approach to the work is totally different. Men are better planners (normally better visionaries) and can see long term better than a woman, but a woman can usually handle short term chaos with much less trouble than a man.
This brings up another funny point. Woman seem to have a compulsion to RUSH AFTER TROUBLE - TO CATCH IT UP. Running 10 directions at once, whereby men asses the chaos, make a plan and methodically cleans it all up. LMAO (the need to rid ourselves of compulsions is another hub for later)
In communication with the opposite sex, this difference should be remembered as well. Men have a hard time believing that a woman is listening to them, as they may be multitasking on some project while listening. Men should relax a little on this topic and allow the woman to multitask while in conversation... but that said, the woman too needs to be more willing at times to give undivided attention to the man. Both need to be appreciative of the others needs and abilities, and each have to give in a little.
This brings up a point that is truly VERY funny. VERY FUNNY. The "odd time" a man will be truly effectively multitasking just when a woman approaches to communicate. The man, who normally does not multitask may be effectively paying attention the the woman, but the woman who “rarely see any man multitask," - LOL -she wont believe she is heard at all, and will take extreme offense. SO SO funny!
Keep these facts in mind as you go about your day working as well as with your communicating. Test my theory out yourself. Endeavour to understand the opposite sex and improve your communications, thus your relationships daily. Your efforts will be most appreciated. Endeavour to understand the opposite sex at work and give them tasks according to their needs and abilities.
Yes we are different! Multitasking is one unique difference between the sexes. I hope this hub gives you a little insight into both your nature as well as those of both sexes around you.... but in the end "All We Need Is Love."
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