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Are “Men from Mars and Women from Venus”?


Although I don’t believe in stereotyping, I think John Gray’s book poses an interesting question. Is there anything you wish your opposite sex would better understand about you or your own gender? I would have to say that compartmentalizing how both men and women react in certain situations is not necessarily healthy, and that we are more alike than we realize in terms of expressing our feelings.

 

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Ed Palumbo (Edward J. Palumbo) says

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    Genna East 2 years ago

    I liked your answer. Thank you. I believe that part of this is gender based, but this also influenced by culture and environment. At the end of the day, it depends on the relationship of the two people involved.

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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Interesting answer, thank you!

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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Thank you so much, Jodah, for sharing your wise insight here. Perfect!


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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Communication is certainly key. Sometimes women tend to get frustrated when a man does not automatically understand why they are upset, when they have not taken the time to actually communicate the why. When each truly know the other, that's best.


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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago

    Another interesting answer, and I have not read Jon Grey, so I cannot comment as to his work, but you have provided interesting insight.


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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Good points. I've only read parts of the book as I tend not to ascribe to stereotypical perspectives or that recipe card fix to problems. I wasn't aware of the problems with his reputation. Thank you for that very thoughtful answer.


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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Interesting answer...thank you.

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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Good question. i think it is because of the disparity in the "personality" people often associate with the two.


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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Wonderful, interesting answer. thank you.

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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Wonderful answer Faith. I agree in that women can be more intuitive. Also, we can't automatically assume that our menfolk will "know" when something is wrong without taking that time to express what we are feeling. I've seen that as well. :-)


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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Brenda, I agree to a certain degree. Perhaps not as widely different as Mars and Venus.


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    Genna East 2 years ago

    Thank you for that very interesting answer!