*This post is contributed to Spicy Scribbler Blog
This goes without saying, but we’ll mention it anyways: men and women are vastly different creatures. While some girls prefer romantic gestures and spontaneous first moves, there are guys who are more into MILF dating and one-night stands than they are into love at first sight or buying gifts. Since there are more differences between how boys and girls see things than there are similarities, it’s only natural to wonder why the ways these two genders think are so different.
Of course, there are certain standards and expectations society has imposed that makes men and women do different things, but in truth, the reason behind guys and girls thinking differently lies much more deeply – in fact, it’s our brains that are on opposite sides of the spectrum.
A One-Track Mind
There’s a reason why women are so famous for multitasking, and it’s not because men are dumb. During his “Freedom of Speech” show, stand-up comedian and Hollywood actor Eddie Griffin made a witty remark about how a guy’s brain works.
Griffin says: “A man’s got a one-track mind. When we’re watching the game, that’s all we are doing. We’re so into the game it’s like we’re playing it.” Although it’s a fairly dull comment, it makes a lot of sense if actually think about it.
No woman will ever admit it, but it’s a fact that almost all girls have their minds on many different things at any given time. On the other hand, you know that if you’re thinking about something, that’s the only thing going through your head. This is one of the main reasons why guys tend to get “in the zone” much more often than women.
Another good explanation comes from the fact that guys are prone to visualizing, while women often think in words. It might seem confusing, but try it this way – if you’re confused about something and you try to solve it in your head, you’ll usually see pictures and images of different scenarios in order to come to a solution. Contrary to this, the ladies form sentences which they put into focus in the goal of resolving a situation.
The popular opinion about women being smarter than men doesn’t really come from male stupidity – but from our ability to think about nothing.
Turning your mind off, even for a couple of minutes, is something girls simply cannot do. Whether you’re playing video games, lifting weights in the gym, or mowing the lawn, there’s a good chance that your mind is a blank page at that point. It’s one of the greatest gifts man was given, but it’s also something women wrongly perceive as a lack of intelligence.
However, it’s a fact that women are generally more stressed than men. They’re always on the move, they like to “use” weekends to do chores instead of relaxing and sleeping in, they think too much about their appearance and about what others may think of them – and it’s all because their minds are working around the clock. Instead of looking down on men for being able to have an empty mind whenever they want, they should be envious of this ability.