The 7 big differences between men and women

We report the differences between men and women, based on observed trends. Certain statistical parameters lead to conclusions which define for the most part more men or women.

It would be something like saying: “on average, men have bigger feet than women”. Of course, there are a lot of women who have bigger feet than a lot of men, however. the tendency is for men to have a larger foot size than women.

What are the main psychological and biological differences between men and women?

We know that the girl identifies with the mother to build his feminine identity, just as the boy identifies with his father to consolidate his masculine identity. Around the father and mother revolve other figures, male and female, who also influence and join in the construction of sexual identity.

Although the nature of male and female is clearly different, as we develop and from the male and female references we receive, we will acquire more of one or the other depending on their practicality. and effective for our overall operation.

Although both male and female agree that we are part of the same species, and that we can see that it is more what unites us than what separates us, we will focus here on what differentiates us, which does not. is not small.

here are the 7 big differences between men and women that we have synthesized here, among many others …

7 differences between women and men

1. Differences in chromosomes

From conception, approximately 100 trillion cells that make up the body of man and woman are different. In humans, all of their cells are male, the Y chromosome identifies it. Only one chromosome I of the 23 pairs that make it up is enough for further development to be male.

2. Sexual drive

The latest studies compiled by the neuropsychiatrist Louan Brizendine (2008) show that in areas of the brain, the medial pre-optic zone (MPA), which is sexual impulse, it is 2.5 times more important in men than in women. Man needs this impulse, not only to experience his sexuality, but also to go out into the world, assert his strength and conquer, among many capacities derived from sexual energy such as drive, value, courage , creativity, initiative and clear direction. .

3. Different hormones

At the hormonal level, in women the estrogen, the progesterone and the oxytocin they establish a relationship with the brain circuits to promote appropriate female behaviors. In humans the testosterone, Vasopressin and a hormone called SIM (Müller’s inhibitory substance).

4. Games for boys and games for girls

As much as parents, adults and educators try to influence, it has been proven that girls tend to play quieter games like huts or dolls, while children tend to play games of greater movement, wrestling and action.

As Louann Brizendine tells us, “In an Irish nursery, researchers observed boys grabbing girls’ kitchen toys and even unscrewing the faucet key from the miniature sink to use their parts as toy weapons. bad guys and used beans in the form of bullets. “So it seems that the preference for one or the other of the toys and games has a lot to do with the culture we live in, and perhaps also with some biological differences between boys and girls.

5. Expression of feelings

The woman externalizes her feelings, the man tends to internalize them and relativize them. The woman is characterized by her capacity of expression, to communicate what she thinks and what she feels; in humans, the attitude of silence and few words predominates. The woman needs to talk about her conflicts; man only speaks (if he does) when he has already resolved them. He communicates the word to women; to men action, as a rule. Fortunately, these trends seem to be changing and more and more men feel the need to express what they feel despite the roles and stereotypes that society imposes on them.

6. Female and male language

Male language gives preference to specific subjects related to the way things work and to the outside world, the target world. Feminine language is more everyday, more subjective, linked to feelings and to the inner world.

Linguist Deborah Tannen (2007) explains that since childhood, women mainly use language to ask for confirmation from the other and reaffirm their intimacy. Men, on the other hand, mainly use it to maintain their autonomy, independence and social position. General trends on which there is no conclusive data yet.

7. Sexuality: differences between the sexes

In sex, just as the woman attaches more importance to before and after sex, the man is more focused on the moment of penetration and orgasm. On an instinctive level, the man is more in contact with his sexual urge, While the woman is no longer with her emotional need. When the two needs manage to unite and intertwine, the man and the woman fully appreciate the sex as a couple.

As in any of the seven points described, there is no doubt that culture exerts an influence on the marking of these differences, although perhaps hormonal and biological asymmetries can play an important role.

Text: Alberto Mena Godoy

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