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The 7 major differences between men and women

The 7 major differences between men and women

May 24, 2024

We point out the differences between man and woman, from the tendencies 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 bigger feet than women." It is clear that there are many women who have bigger 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 girl child identifies with the mother to build her feminine identity, in the same way that the boy child identifies with his father to cement his masculine identity. Around the father and mother turn other figures, male and female, that 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 them depending on how practical and effective they are for our general functioning.

Although man and woman agree that we are part of the same species, and we can consider that it is more what 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 the 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 the later development to be masculine.


2. Sexual impulse

The latest studies compiled by the neuropsychiatrist Louan Brizendine (2008) show that in the cerebral areas, the medial pre-optic area (APM), which is where the sexual impulse , is 2.5 times greater in men than in women . Man needs that impulse, not only to experience his sexuality, also to go to the world, to assert his strength, and to conquer, among many other capacities that derive from sexual energy such as drive, courage, courage, creativity, initiative and clear direction.

3. Different hormones

On a hormonal level, in women estrogen , the progesterone and the oxytocin establish a relationship with brain circuits to promote properly feminine behavior. In man, the predominance of 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 little houses or dolls , While children usually play games with more movement, fight and action .

As Louann Brizendine tells us, "in an Irish nursery, the researchers observed that the children picked up the girls' kitchen toys and even unscrewed the faucet key from the miniature sink to use their pieces as toy weapons. In turn, they turned spatulas into swords to fight the bad guys and used beans as bullets. " Thus, it seems that the preference for one or 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 . Women are characterized by their capacity for expression, by communicating what they think and what they feel; In the man, the attitude of silence and few words predominates. Women need to talk about their 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. Luckily, 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

The masculine language gives preference to concrete subjects referred to how things work and to the external world, the objective world. The feminine language is more daily, 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 strengthen their privacy . Men, on the other hand, use it above all in order to maintain their autonomy, independence and social position. General trends about which there are still no conclusive datps.

7. Sexuality: differences between genders

In sex, just as women give more importance to the before and after the sexual act, the man is more focused on the moment of penetration and orgasm. On an instinctive level, man is more in touch with his sexual need , while the woman is more with her affective need . When both needs get together and intertwine, man and woman enjoy sex fully in relation.

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

Text: Alberto Mena Godoy


Steph Jensen: 4 Major Differences Between Male & Female Brains, Biology & Behavior (May 2024).


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