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Male/Female Differences - Scientific Answers?
Old 11-28-2006, 07:28 PM   #1
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Male/Female Differences - Scientific Answers?

This ought to liven up the discussion boards!

From the UK Daily Mail:

Women talk three times as much as men, says study

It is something one half of the population has long suspected - and the other half always vocally denied. Women really do talk more than men... Dr Brizendine explains that testosterone also reduces the size of the section of the brain involved in hearing - allowing men to become "deaf" to the most logical of arguments put forward by their wives and girlfriends.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1879

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Re: Male/Female Differences - Scientific Answers?
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Women talk three times as much as men, says study


Hmm...

We should all look over our last few posts. Just as an experiment.
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Women talk three times as much as men, says study
Understatement of the millenium!
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Which is why, of course, I put in this part from the article as well... :

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Dr Brizendine explains that testosterone also reduces the size of the section of the brain involved in hearing...
Fair is fair, boys! 8)

(huh? whadja say? You talkin' ta me?)

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Did you notice the reader comments at the end of the article? :

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"It's not so much a problem of duration of the talking as it is the quality."

- Henny, San Jose, CA
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Let's check the San Jose papers for homicides for the next few days.
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my wife says i never listen when she talks, at least i think thats what she says
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Women talk three times as much as men, says study
Seems a bit low to me, at least at this single location that was not included in this study.

Got to go, my DW is yelling something to me now.

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DW's biggest complaint? "You never listen to me"

My answer? "I listen, but usually I don't respond with what you want me to say, so we're back to square one I guess"...............

Example:

DW: I want a new roof on our house
Me: Why?
DW: Well, there's a few shingles missing
Me: I can fix those, not a problem.........
DW: What if we have other problems going on in there..........like water leaks??
Me: Have you noticed any, because I haven't........
DW: Well no, but I just want to make sure.......
Me: Honey, usually people replace roofs when they HAVE a problem.........
DW: Well, it is 15 years old........
Me: So, you want to get a new roof, just because of the age of the roof, and not because we are having problems with it?
DW:There you go again, not listening to me.........

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Guys, I love these comments! soo funny!

This is great!

I must agree with some of you... like looking for homicides in San Jose

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"It's not so much a problem of duration of the talking as it is the quality."
Girls and women like to 'chat'. It's a social connector and wired into our genes. Guys want to get right to the point. Grunts work well here, and so do one or two word sentences.

I love Billy. He has taught me how to condense whole theories into 15 second series of rapid fire words, like: "Won't work. Bad execution. This. Better." And then I walk away.

If I did that to a girlfriend, she would have me banned from her heart for months. But Billy understands. I learned these techniques from him.

After a few months traveling the world with him... I start longing for girl company again, you know, something softer, more welcoming and sentences with verbs...

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Me: So, you want to get a new roof, just because of the age of the roof, and not because we are having problems with it?
DW:There you go again, not listening to me.........
This is perfect.

FinanceDude, what she is really saying is: I'm afraid the roof will be a bigger problem costing us more unless we fix it now. Tell me we're safe and dry, and not in financial jeopardy if we let it go for a while longer. I need to feel safe and that you are protecting me.

You are listening to her words and she wants you to know what she means. 8) Classic classic classic. I love it!

So glad it's not just my marriage!

This is why I have suggested, when you guys want to downsize, travel, retire early, have more freedom to do what you (both) want to do, etc... that you must develop skill in presenting the ideas to your wife.

Let her know she will be secure, safe, taken care of and her opinion matters. Show her how it will be done and give her concrete examples.

Yes it will take effort... but it might save you some $$ and arguments in the long run... just my opinion...

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You men don't listen cause you're too busy trying to figure out how to put the toilet seat down after you take a wizz
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Me: So, you want to get a new roof, just because of the age of the roof, and not because we are having problems with it?
DW:There you go again, not listening to me.........
Hey Dude,
Chocolates....buy her a box of chocolates. She'll forget about the roof for about a month, then repeat the process. Between you and me, this has worked for years....

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You men don't listen cause you're too busy trying to figure out how to put the toilet seat down after you take a wizz
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You men don't listen cause you're too busy trying to figure out how to put the toilet seat down after you take a wizz
We know how to, it's just more efficient if we leave it up. Plus, while you gals are busy putting the toilet seat down, hopefully you'll stop talking to us for a minute.
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I mentioned this thread to DW, and she said

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You men don't listen cause you're too busy trying to figure out how to put the toilet seat down after you take a wizz
The seat only needs to go down if the next wizzer prefers to sit........

Not necessary for modern women......... http://myvag.net/pee/standing/

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Women really do talk more than men... Dr Brizendine explains that testosterone also reduces the size of the section of the brain involved in hearing - allowing men to become "deaf" to the most logical of arguments put forward by their wives and girlfriends.
Lemme get this straight, Akaisha...

You're saying that women need to use three times as many words from a larger part of their brain in order to communicate the same semantic concepts that men exchange using gesticulations, grunts, and words like "Dude!" from a smaller part of their brains?

How efficient is that? Which gender is supposed to be the higher life form?
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Lemme get this straight, Akaisha...

You're saying that women need to use three times as many words from a larger part of their brain in order to communicate the same semantic concepts that men exchange using gesticulations, grunts, and words like "Dude!" from a smaller part of their brains?

How efficient is that? Which gender is supposed to be the higher life form?
Not to mention complex phrases such as FUBAR and SNAFU..........
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