I think it might have to be viewed on an individual basis. But I will say this gently - GENERALLY SPEAKING, women tend to be more sensitive than men. I'm sure there are exceptions. But women generally use more emotions and sensitivity when making decision and I think that very thing makes them harder to understand.
Men that I know are very up front, pull no punches and are not hiding or layering their emotions. Again I say generally speaking, I prefer men friends to women.I understand men much better than I do women.