Study: Men are bad at reading women's emotions
Researchers in Germany prove what women everywhere already knew.
Sometimes clichés are actually true, and this one will have your wife or girlfriend saying "I told you so" tonight. Men are indeed really bad at gauging women’s emotions, according to a new study that was released last week in the online scientific journal PLOS ONE.
What has men flummoxed? Apparently, it’s all in the eyes.
"Men's problems in recognizing women's emotions could be linked to difficulties in extracting the relevant information from the eye region, which remain one of the richest sources of social information for the attribution of mental states to others," the study reads.
In examining 22 participants, researchers at the LWL-University Hospital in Bochum, Germany, found that men much more easily correctly identified emotions from men's eyes than they did women's eyes.
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Why can't men read women? Simple. Gentlemen...(and ladies) here is the reason:
Men's brains and thought processes:
Yes, No, Thank You, No thank You, Sure, Not now, Okay
Women's brains and thought processes:
Any more questions?
Oh...and my qualifications for the above interpretation of women? simple:
Six sisters, coached girls, women's and women's college sports over a 25+ year span, been married for almost 22 years (got married late in life) and have a daughter. Any more questions? Carry on!
Men, here is another insight if you are really trying to make a relationship work better.
Maybe you are left 'reading the tea leaves' because she is scared you do not want to talk and will get an angry tone or something. Men, just take a couple minutes and sincerely care and talk even if it's only for two minutes.
Women, talk about something that does not infer 'you are doing so and so wrong'. Or maybe that's the whole problem?
This is totally bogus. Women cheat the same amount as men. They just do not admit it. Therefore, you will find the statistical data biased. Men and women that are not in a relationship with great communication will always find themselves not being able to gauge each other.
I am sure women will say ":I can read my man's emotions like a book". This is absolutely false. So when he cheats, you should not ask him why.