Anyone who tries to argue that women and men think in exactly the same way has not been paying attention. In fact, I would bet good money that, if that person is in a relationship, his or her partner isn’t very happy – to think men and women see eye to eye on most things is to turn a blind eye to some of our inherent differences. I think perhaps there is this feeling that it’s wrong to admit that we think differently? There isn’t anything wrong with that. I love being a woman, and all that that entails. I like the similarities I find in perspectives between myself and other women. In fact, I think the way men and women think can be very complimentary. Nobody is necessarily right or wrong, but when you bring two totally different mindsets to a situation, your mind is expanded, and you can often land on a happy medium that is healthier than either extreme way of thinking. When I talk to my girlfriends about conflict that comes up in their relationships, I hear many variations of the same stories. Here are things men and women just tend to see differently.
Women see multi-tasking as essential
Maybe it’s because we come from centuries of having to breastfeed while doing other things or wrangle toddler while doing other things. Women are just good at multi-tasking, and we see it as an essential skill. When asked to do several things at once, we go into “Yes” mode and we find a way. We can actually pay good attention to several things at once.