Throughout history, women have traditionally been viewed as guided by their emotions rather than rational thinking. They are always been perceived as fairer, delicate, emotional and sensitive. Despite, the widespread belief that women are more emotional, a 1998 study at Vanderbit University found that this might not be the case. In this study, men and women demonstrated the same levels of emotions, but the women were more likely to express the emotions through facial and other visual cues. Hence, men and women have the same capacity for the range and depth of emotions but men seem to demonstrate greater control over their emotions. Comparatively women are perceived to be more open with their emotions, therefore it is recognized that they are more emotional than logical and they often think irrationally as their actions and reactions are guided by their emotions not logical and rational reasoning.
Women are more expressive than men
They express their emotions by getting sad and crying and when they are emotional they tend to make irrational choices. There can be another reason that makes women emotional and that is the discharge of estrogen hormone by the hypothalamus in the brain which controls everything from our emotional/stress response to our energy level and appetite. This hormone is closely linked with women’s emotional well-being. It is also linked to mood disruptions that occur only in women. Hormones play a large part in the way our brain functions. Women’s reproductive systems require more drastic changes in hormone levels in short periods of time. That’s why they feel drained and unable to concentrate as well. So generally we can blame hormonal variation for the ways in which they think irrationally. Women allow themselves to be distracted from their goals by emotions, desires and non rational motivations. They don’t think rationally and are driven by their id impulses rather than super ego. They take most of their decisions from heart instead of their mind.
Woman experience a wider, more intense range of emotions than men
Another perception that is pretty widespread is that women cry more than men. I think it’s true because researches reveal that during puberty girls begin to cry more than boys do. According to a 2005 New York Times article, by age 18, women cry four times as much as men. A possible explanation for this is the hormone prolactin, which contributes to how much people cry. Prolactin is present in blood and tears, and it’s more prevalent in women than in men. Moreover, throughout evolution, women have had to deal with a number of internal stressors, such as childbirth, that men haven’t had to experience, that’s why they are more prone to experience negative emotions as compared to men. A 2001 Gallup poll asked American adults whether a series of qualities applied more to men or to women. Ninety percent of those surveyed said that the characteristic “emotional” applied more to women. The survey didn’t ask about particular emotions or specify positive or negative connotations for the word “emotion.” But it seems likely from the results that most Americans view women as either able to experience or prone to experiencing a wider, more intense range of emotions than men do.
How woman can be less guided by their emotions
The simple solution to create rational thoughts that lead to calm emotional states and subsequently better decision-making ability is to follow the following points.
1. Women should think in such pattern that they protect their life and health and their thoughts should help hem to achieve their short-term and long-term goals and to get along with others. Their thought should help them to feel the way they want to feel emotionally.
2. They should have faith in God, must follow the religion. Avoid materialistic approach in life. They should have love and affection for whole man kind. They should reduce their tension and anxiety by engaging their selves in work. Do Charity. Help poor and destitute so that you can satisfy your soul.
3. Finally, women need to say exactly what they mean and never expect a man to figure things. They should understand that Men can’t read their mind. Think of men as ones who need a clean explanations of what they want and when. On part of man, they need to let their feelings out more. Men need to continue to romance their woman rather to expect that they are fine because they married them.