Science shows woman have more empathy and intuition than men

6 Feb

While female intuition is renowned, scientists are proving a factual basis to it. Woman are much faster than men at reading people’s facial expressions, and can quickly work out if someone is approachable or intelligent. Men take twice as long as women to read people’s faces.

That’s according to a study carried out by Edinburgh University published in the journal PLOS One. Its scientific experiments of brain function when making social decisions found that “differences in the functioning of the social brain between males and females [could] contribute to the greater vulnerability of males to Autism Spectrum Disorders”.

The fact the male brain takes longer to make these judgements and so need more time to come up with the answers – which can be problematic when needing to make snap decisions in real life.


2 Responses to “Science shows woman have more empathy and intuition than men”

  1. frozenpickle 06/02/2013 at 9:59 am #

    Reblogged this on Frozen Pickle and commented:
    I will have to agree on this one. Why? Pure observation. I’ve had several jobs and from all of them I’ve noticed different manners in the way men and women act. Of course some of these behaviors are also geared by their position. If you’re expecting to find a hardcore manager who is a woman, the level of empathy decreases. I’ve dealt with a woman who is that way, I don’t want to say that she is corrupted by her position, but I think her personal life choices led her to become a fearless person. I think she does have empathy for a lot of things, but she’s really good at hiding it or not caring that much for it. One or the other. She’s odd in a good way. I like her style despite of her hardships since she’s a funny character in my life and I don’t get to encounter those as often. Her position made her seem like a woman who did not understand crucial situations, but in reality she just knows how to control it. No, she had no passion when someone showed late, but she almost cried the day she hit a dog. Maybe some people have more empathy geared towards animals than people, when you really think about it, it’s not that hard to do so. Animals are always cute, here’s a reminder of that:

    It’s easy for other to ignore their own kind. I’m not one of those, but I find that facet fascinating.

  2. JK 18/03/2014 at 5:52 pm #

    Honestly, I don’t think women have more intuition than men. This is a total mistake to associate intuition with empathy/feelings and to dissociate it with logic. In fact most people do not really work with intuition. But I noticed that when men got intuition, it is often called instinct.

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