Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Men vs. Women: Logic vs. Emotion

So this has been an interesting topic of conversation in my life lately. Apparently, men are more logical than women (yes, a man said that...I know, you're as shocked as I am with that little revelation.) Women, however, are *emotional*. (Duh.) However, does that mean men have no emotion, are NEVER lead by their emotions (no, I did NOT say penis, thankyouverymuch!) and women are ONLY moved by emotion, and NEVER logic?

Well, saying it that way, it seems like a stupid question. But is it? Can women separate logic from emotion? I think so. I'd LIKE to think so. However, every single time I think of a "for instance", there's an emotion linked to it. A past memory for my actions/words/whatever. An opinion...an emotion. I can't imagine the world in black and white, black OR white, logic OR emotion. To me, they go hand in hand.

Granted, some are more emotional than others, and some people are naturally more logical than others. Writer vs. attorney, for instance. I'm sure, regardless of their "career", you can INSTANTLY assign, in your mind, the logical one as the attorney, dealing with facts, and the emotional one as the writer...especially if you ARE a writer and thus you go through 4985047850345 emotions in an hour with your work in progress. What if I said, however, that the attorney is the female, and the writer is a male? Kinda changes up that mental image you had going there, didn't it?

And it also proves my point. Men are not more logical than women (hello?! We will ask direction when lost!). But I DO believe that we are also more emotional. (Yeah yeah, I know you guys are still stuck up there where I mentioned "penis" and are like..what? What do you mean you don't mean my penis?!?! Move along and keep up, k?) So if you ADD our emotion to our logic, yet you do NOT add the emotion to the male's logic, it *appears* we're merely emotional. Make sense? If you're a guy, you're probably scowling at the screen and thinkin' HUH? If you're a chick, 10 to 1 odds, you're nodding, because you TOTALLY understood all of that.

And THAT, my friends, is *logical*.

Yes, it is.

Tomorrow, I'll tell you why I'm thinking so much about this. Oh wait..it's an idea for a book, so no, you'll just have to wait and read it.



Duke_of_Earle said...

Wait. Did you say "penis?"

Slow down! I can't keep up, here. And now I'm getting all emotional about this.

I DO think I'll wait for the book to come out. Hope you have a female agent.

Brenda Bradshaw said...

LOL Duke! Was that read as man bashing? I love men too much to bash them. I find you all adorable and I could not function without you all!

And my target agent, btw, is male.

WalkSports.com said...

Read this post with interest. I would say that I have a healthy dose of logic but also am emotional (some have defined me as passionate) and I have to deal with the mother of my daughter who sometimes I question if she has both! A truly frustrating proposition!

Additionally, that place where I chat too much (lol), I know both a writer and an attorney - and they are two of my favorite people to joke and laugh with BUT I think that they are closer on both logic and emotion than one might think. Just my two cents!

Dadio said...

Hi Brenda,

I don't think it's men logic, women emotion, I think it's really more of a right brain, left brain thing. I find that people who are right brained are much more intuative, emotional, artistic, etc... I find left handed people that way all the time and right handed, left brained just the opposite. I'm a freak in that I can write and draw with both.

Just one of my many quirks.

Anonymous said...

And some of us are stuck right in the middle. There are some tests, not sure if web based that can test your 4 axis; emotion/logic & auditory/visual.

I typically test out at 49/51 and 50/50. So I'm logically emotional and hear quite well what I'm seeing.

Bill said...

You mean those feelings in my penis aren't emotions? What? How did that happen?

right-brained here as well, creative, emotional at times as well as logical (I am a programmer after all)...

I think the 'all logic' thing is just a mask we guys wear... mostly around other guys.