Monday, March 21, 2005

a difference of mind

A few thoughts from the edge:

Men's minds, for the most part, work along a single longitudinal path: A triggers B, B triggers C and so forth. They consider themselves to be smart, because they are barely able to grasp causal chains. Men's intelligence is expressed by the extent to which they can estimate or predict a sequence of steps in a chain reaction. Like chess players, some men can think one or two steps ahead, some seven or eight. Alternatives to their one-dimensional, allegedly "logical" path of thinking are beyond their imagination.

Womens minds, on the other hand, are much more complex. Women embrace several different natures in their personality. In addition to the men's straightforward "logical" way of thinking, they (according to C. G. Jung) incorporate a personification of the unconscious counter-sexual image, in other words the inner man in a woman. This archetype encompasses a number of instincts that are quite useful in supplementing a woman's emotions. In addition, women's minds embrace a third governing force, the so-called "shadow", a counter-image of their true character. The working-type woman, for instance, can identify with the feelings of a spoiled tootsie. A woman who has run expeditions in Ethiopia, Somalia and Afghanistan all her life, can suddenly become flustered at the run of a nylon stocking. What makes women so unfathomable to men is that they can leap in a split second from one level of their personality to the other. As a consequence, that charming lady you are flirting with suddenly turns into a sharp-tongued businesswoman, only to react like a helpless college girl in the next moment. It would be asking too much of a man's mind, being merely a simplified, incomplete version of a woman's mind, to be able to comprehend this kind of complexity in the opposite gender.


Blogger mueen said...


12:30 PM  
Blogger mueen said...

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12:39 PM  
Blogger mueen said...

i really like ur crazy ness..

12:43 PM  
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12:48 PM  
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1:14 PM  
Blogger Jaded Saudi said...

LOL! I couldn't have said it better myself! Good job!

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Fecund conch said...

While i can't say i liked the tone of the article, and how you sneakily left out the continuation that posits the fact that men too have a hermaphrodite of the soul ;)I'd like to add: (Gwendolen to Jack) "The simplicity of your character makes you exquisitely incomprehensible to me."
You seem to be on the right track though, thanks for bringing up the ever-important point of innate sex differences - and try to avoid female dentists they're so damned moody.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a lot of research on the differences between womens' brains and mens' brains. According to one researcher there are hints that womens' brains are built for complexity while mens' brains are built for speed (Leonard Sax). This may have something to do with the reason that women may at times seem illogical to men, jumping from one thread of thought to something that is indirectly linked and changing personas or moods rapidly. It also explains the impression that men are more logical than women. If as Sax suggests they're brains are wired for speed, it would make sense that they are optimized to focus on one train of thought, dedicating all their energy to that task until it is completed.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Weltregierung said... true in many ways.

Doesnt matter what society or Religion
you´re under. the flexibility/adaptability of
women is something to marvel at.

...always will be.

simple evolution.

- Weltregierung.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Roba said...

glad to see that there are other feminists around there!

4:41 PM  
Blogger Reincarnation said...

I don't know why Am I here, or how I'm still fighting that urge.. to fall and sleep, anyway, I don't completely agree or disagree with you or whatever researchers say, But I totally agree with Anon.

G'night everyone.. or تصبحون على خير

3:08 AM  

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