We know that men are vastly different than us, but did you know that there are ways men think differently than women? Their minds actually work in a much different pattern than ours do. Learning about this is helpful because it really sheds light on the differences that you have and why some of your interactions are so perplexing. Knowing the ways men think differently than women can be very helpful to you.
1. They Think Single, We Think Multiple
One of the ways men think differently than women do is that they tend to think about only one thing at a time. I don’t know about you, but my mind goes in many different ways all of the time. I can think of many, many different things at a time. Because men focus so intently on just one thing, they tend to be very ‘in the zone’ when they get into something and this is why. This helps me to understand a little more about my guy, what about you?
2. They Think in Pictures
According to some books I have read on this subject, men don’t always think in words to solve their problems. Like most women, I always think in words. Many men report that they think in images and picture different things to work out something that has them stumped. This is baffling to me, but I also respect that difference.
3. They Really Can Think about Nothing
This one absolutely amazes me. When men say they are thinking about nothing, chances are they really are thinking about nothing. I envy their ability to turn their minds off to think about nothing. My mind is always on, every waking minute. So, when you ask your guy what he is thinking about and he says nothing, he is most likely telling you the truth!
4. They Think Logically
Women tend to be very heart-centered. We think emotionally about problems and all of our feelings are connected to any issue we may encounter. Men can actually turn their feelings off to solve a problem. While that can be an asset, it is one that I have trouble imagining doing as a woman. Just another difference in how our minds work.
5. They Think Slower
Most women are so in tune with their feelings that they know what they think and feel about any given issue almost immediately. I do. However, men are not always this way. They may need time to think and mull over the options in their mind before they make a decision. This can be frustrating to deal with when you know exactly how you feel and think and they don’t.
6. They Are More Analytical
Men are typically more analytical in most situations than a woman is. They have the ability to see things clearly and factually. While a woman can do that too, she may be distracted by her feelings and opinions on the matter. Men can actually leave their opinions outside of a situation to make an observation. This is amazing to me, as I do not have that ability.
7. They Cut to the Heart of the Issue
Men can cut clear through to the heart of an issue. We can see a major problem and not know exactly what the main problem is, at least that is true for me. For a man, they can easily see the problem from the beginning. I think this is because women tend to get bogged down in the details of a situation. Neither perspective is wrong, just different.
I have learned a lot about the differences in how men and women think by reading books on the subject. What do you think? Are these observations on target?