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You’ll Be Amazed By These Interesting Research Results About Men And Women

You’ll Be Amazed By These Interesting Research Results About Men And Women

Differences in Men and Women

    Author John Gray famously scribed the relationship handbook of the ’90s titled Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. You don’t have to read beyond the title to discern that this book is geared to nitpick the distinct differences between men and women. The infographic above is a perfect example of the many dissimilarities between the two sexes. It’s not fair to pick or pinpoint one particular facet of this intricate thing we call life to further illustrate these differences. Perhaps it’s more fair to boil the major differences down to two things: poor communication and insecurity.

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    No matter how good you think you are at communicating with the opposite sex, or the sex you’re attracted to, you could be a lot better. And no matter how confident you might feel day-to-day, there’s always something that makes you feel insignificant, little, or worthless. A good handful of the points above like flirting detection, rebound sex, drinking to forget relationship woes, and stranger attractiveness all result from some form of insecurity or internal miscommunication. Mostly all of which can be combated with better forms of verbal communication, even if it is a little awkward. I understand that talking with Sally after she ripped out your heart and put it on a dinner plate next to her signature Cesar salad might not sound ideal, but it’s necessary for coping and closure. Sadly, there isn’t just a magical pill that will make us forget all our troubles and worries when it comes to the opposite sex.

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    Women and men have eons of differences, but we often complicate things unconsciously. It won’t be easy to close the gap between the sexes, but maybe it’s better to have the separation. Variety and difference makes us unmistakably individual and less like Timmy Turner’s dumb wish that everyone looked the same. Celebrate these differences with the wisdom that, yes, men and women are different and, yes, we could all benefit from being a little more in check with our egos and clearer with our means of communication.

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    Featured photo credit: Differences Between Men and Women / Business Insider via businessinsider.com

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    Last Updated on January 18, 2019

    7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

    7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

    Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

    But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

    If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

    1. Limit the time you spend with them.

    First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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    In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

    Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

    2. Speak up for yourself.

    Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

    3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

    This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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    But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

    4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

    Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

    This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

    Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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    5. Change the subject.

    When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

    Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

    6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

    Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

    I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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    You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

    Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

    7. Leave them behind.

    Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

    If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

    That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

    You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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