The Battle Of The Sexes
From tolerating colds to multi-tasking, remembering important dates such as wedding anniversaries and Mother’s Day to shopping for shoes – there are certain things that many feel women do better than men.
And whilst this may be an unfair representation of men – with conjectures which work in the reverse likely to get you labelled as chauvinistic and anti-feminist – there are still those who hold these opinions.
With modern women consistently competing with men for the top jobs at work, in leadership, and in problem solving, the differences between our two sexes could hold greater sway than ever before. But what things might you be surprised to hear that women can excel in?
Traditionally, men have been seen to be calmer at job interviews, whilst women are deemed more likely to show nerves. But according to a recent study at the University of Western Ontario, women may feel more anxiety in the run up to the interview, but are more likely to cope with the stress and perform better throughout the process. The reason for this is that women find productive ways to deal with their stress, such as preparing well and talking through their concerns. For men, this is less likely to be an option.
Take, for example, the hit lunchtime show, Loose Women, in which the four female presenters coolly and confidently present and interview guests with their collective wit and charisma. This is a clear example of how women have excelled in a stressful and pressurised situation. And there are few male-hosted chat shows which boast the same national appeal.
Drinking beer is one activity that is normally associated with men. But according to Dan Abrams, author of Man Dawn: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else, research has proven that women not only have a better sense of smell than men, but also have a greater number of more sensitive taste buds.
When it comes to investing money, men tend to think they have the edge, right? Well, not according to a study conducted by Barclays Wealth and Ledbury Research. This found that because women are less inclined to take as many foolish risks as men, they make better investors.
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