10 Facts How Men Are Unlike Women
Have you ever wondered why men and women are so different from each other? They think differently, they process emotions differently, they make decisions differently, they desire different things and face same problem in a different way. This question has led to researches all over the world by scientist and researchers.
The male heart weighs between 280 to 340 grams and is about 12 cms long, 8 to 9 cm wide and 6 cms thick while a female heart weighs between 230 to 280 grams. The heart continues to increase in weight and size up to an advanced period of life. This increase is more marked in men than in women. So a man’s heart is twice as likely as woman’s to lead to a stint in the intensive care ward and undergo bypass. Heart problems in men are more than women. Males are at a 36% higher risk of heart ailments if they are losing hair on the crown of their head. This is not true in females.
Physical attraction is twice as important for men than in women. According to psychologists, 47% of men need faithful partners as against 54% of women. What men find attractive in women are youthfulness, healthy looks, long and shiny hair and a waist that is roughly one-third narrower than the hips. What women find attractive in men are healthy looks, maturity, dominance and affluence. It is flattering to a woman to have a powerful man show interest in her.
There are different reasons and patterns to male and female hair loss. Thinning is commonly referred to as hereditary hair thinning or androgenetic alopecia. Almost 50 million men have hereditary hair thinning compared to nearly 33 million women. Men experience male pattern baldness-vertex balding and receding frontal hairline while women experience diffused thinning over the top of the head or crown while most often maintaining a frontal hairline. It is a myth that the gene for male pattern baldness comes only from the mother, as the fact is that the gene may be passed to a child from the either parent, not just the mother.
People suffering from depression or post traumatic stress disorder are more likely to attempt suicide. Women with both disorders have higher suicide risk than men. Although women attempt suicide 3 times more than men, males kill themselves 3 times more than women. This is because they have a higher success rate as they use more violent means of killing themselves than women. Men are generally less connected to others than women that increase the risk of completed suicides.
Men tend to be heavier smokers than women, smoking more cigarettes per day and higher tar cigarettes. Twice as many women as men smoke low tar cigarettes. Women generally feel more dependent on cigarettes than men. Women tend to think cigarettes as their main source of pleasure and 48% smoke for confidence in social situation. Men tend to cite more self-oriented reasons like improving their own fitness. Men tend to go it alone and rely on willpower to succeed whereas women are more likely to have been advised to stop or seek help.
The average man has 26 billion fat cells or adipocytes in his body, the average female has 35 billion. Women carry more body fat than men. Fat comprises only 15% of an average man’s total body weight but for a woman its 27%. Men have more muscles than women so they weigh more. Even if a man and woman are the same height it’s a rare coincidence for a man’s extra muscles to exactly balance the woman’s extra fat.
The human male brain is 10% larger than the female brain. Women connect both sides of the brain while males keep it simple by using only left side. Men tend to focus on one problem at a time or a limited number of problems at a time. They have enhanced the ability to separate themselves from problems and minimize the complexity that may exist. Men tend to consider and understand problems one piece at a time. They take a linear or sequential perspective and view elements in a task as less interconnected and more independent. Men are prone to minimize and fail to appreciate subtleties that can be crucial to successful solutions. A male may work through problem repeatedly talking about the same thing over and over, rather than trying to address the problem all at once while women come to understand and consider problems all at once. Women take a broad or collective perspective and they view elements in a task as interconnected and interdependent. Women find it difficult separating their personal experiences from problems.
Men tend to become angry and withdrawn whenever their eating and drinking habits are challenged. They turn their anger into an eating and drinking binge and feel justified. They are less motivated by body image but often want to be associated with an athletic image and identify strongly with sports. Even the most overweight man can still imagine himself on the football field, with beer in one hand and hotdog in other. Women may be more likely to eat when they are short of love and affection when they feel oppressed or depressed. Food can become a comforter and saboteur at the same time. Worldwide women suffer higher rates of eating disorder and obesity than men.
In mixed-gender groups, at public gatherings and in many informal conversations men initiate and spend more time talking than do women. Men are also more likely than women to interrupt the speaking of other people. Women do not resist the interruption as much as men do while talking. When a woman wants to talk she wants to share emotions and thoughts while a man generally shares ideas, suggestions and facts and avoids talking about feelings. A woman might gesticulate, raise her eyebrows, incline her head and shrug her shoulders during the conversation. The man often prefers relaxed, sprawled pose and keeps the body language and facial expressions more contained.
In a US study on food cravings, men preferred protein foods while women were 22 times more likely to choose chocolate. 60% men craved for salty foods while women craved for sweets. Among sweet cravers, chocolate craving was much more frequent for females (45%) than for males(17%). Researchers at the Food and Brand Lab at UL Urbana-champaign found that men like hearty meals while women look for snacks for psychological comfort.