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.
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.
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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