Have you ever wished your partner came with an instruction booklet? This international bestseller is the answer to all the things you've ever wondered about the opposite sex.
For their controversial new book on the differences between the way Have you ever wished your partner came with an instruction booklet? This international bestseller is the answer to all the things you've ever wondered about the opposite sex.
For their controversial new book on the differences between the way men and women think and communicate, Barbara and Allan Pease spent three years traveling around the world, collecting the dramatic findings of new research on the brain, investigating evolutionary biology, analyzing psychologists, studying social changes, and annoying the locals.
The result is a sometimes shocking, always illuminating, and frequently hilarious look at where the battle line is drawn between the sexes, why it was drawn, and how to cross it. Read this book and understand--at last!--why men never listen, why women can't read maps, and why learning each other's secrets means you'll never have to say sorry again. ...Continua Nascondi
"Under pressure, men avoid touch and retreat into their own world. More than half the women in the same test, on the other hand, initiated approaches to men, not for sex, but for the intimacy of touch."
"Men, being responsible for hunting game, needed areas in the brain for longdistance navigation, to develop tactics for organising the kill and to hone skills for hitting a target. They didn't need to be good conversationalists or sensitive to anyone's emotional needs, so they never developed strong brain areas for interpersonal skills."
"A man's brain is configured for one thing at a time because of fewer connecting fibres between the left and right hemispheres, and a more compartmentalised brain. Take a brain scan of his head when he's reading, and you'll find he is virtually deaf."
"Indirect speech is a female speciality and serves a specific purpose – it builds relationships and rapport with others by avoiding aggression, confrontation or discord."
"Men have always defined themselves by their work and accomplishments and women define their own self-worth by the quality of their relationships."
"If a woman is unhappy in her relationships, she can’t concentrate on her work. If a man is unhappy at work he can’t focus on his relationships."
"A man won’t admit mistakes because he thinks she won’t love him. But the reality is, a woman loves a man more when he will admit mistakes."
"If a man completely shuts off, let him do it, he’ll be fine. If a woman shuts off, there’s trouble brewing and it’s time for deep discussion."