We point out the differences between men and women, from the trends that are observed. There are some statistical parameters that lead to conclusions that by majority define more men, or women.
It would be something like saying: “on average, men have larger feet than women.” It is clear that there are many women who have larger feet than many men, but the trend is that men have a larger foot size than women.
What are the main psychological and biological differences between men and women?
We know that the female child identifies with the mother to build her female identity, in the same way that the male child identifies with his father to cement his male identity. Other figures, male and female, revolve around the father and mother, who also influence and add to the construction of sexual identity.
Although the nature of men and women is clearly different, during our development and from the male and female references that we receive, we will acquire more of one or the other depending on how practical and effective they are for our general functioning.
Although men and women agree that we are part of the same species, and we can consider that there is more that unites us than what separates us, here we will focus on what differentiates us, which is not little.
These 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, the approximately 100 trillion cells that make up the body of men and women are different. In man, all his cells are male, the Y chromosome identifies you. A single Y chromosome of the 23 pairs that make it up is enough for later development to be male.
2. Sex drive
The latest studies compiled by the neuropsychiatrist Louan Brizendine (2008) show that in brain areas, the medial pre-optic area (APM), which is where the sex drive, it is 2.5 times greater in men than in women. Man needs that impulse, not only to experience his sexuality, but also to go out into the world, assert his strength, and conquer, among many other capacities that derive from sexual energy such as drive, courage, courage, creativity, initiative and clear direction.
3. Different hormones
At the hormonal level, in women the estrogen, progesterone, and oxytocin establish a relationship with the brain circuits to promote feminine behaviors. In man the testosterone, vasopressin, and a hormone called SIM (Müllerian Inhibiting 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 playhouses or dolls, While children tend to play games of a greater movement, fighting, and action.
As Louann Brizendine tells us, “In an Irish nursery, researchers observed that boys took the girls’ kitchen toys and even unscrewed the faucet from the miniature sink to use their parts as toy weapons. At the same time, they turned spatulas into swords to fight bad guys and used beans as bullets ”. Thus, it seems that the preference for one or the other toys and games has a lot to do with the culture in which we live, 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 and relativize them. The woman is characterized by her ability to express herself, by communicating what she thinks and what she feels; in man, the attitude of silence and few words predominates. The woman needs to talk about her conflicts; the man only speaks (if he does), when he has already solved them. He communicates the word to women; to men the action, as a general 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 clichés that society imposes on them.
6. Female and male language
Male language gives preference to specific topics related to how things work and the outside world, the objective world. Female language is more every day, more subjective, linked to feelings and the inner world.
Linguist Deborah Tannen (2007) explains that since childhood, women use language basically to seek confirmation from the other and to strengthen their intimacy. Men, on the other hand, use it mainly in order to maintain their autonomy, their independence, and their social position. General trends for which there are still no conclusive data.
7. Sexuality: differences between genders
In sex, just as the woman gives more importance to the before and after the sexual act, the man is more focused on the moment of penetration and orgasm. On an instinctual level, a man is more in touch with his sexual need, while the woman is more with her affective need. When both needs are able to join and intertwine, man and woman fully enjoy sex in a relationship.
As in any of the seven points described, there is no doubt that culture exerts an influence in marking these differences, although perhaps hormonal and biological asymmetries may play an important role.