I am convinced that men and women think differently. Yes, that must be it. That must be the reason why in asking for my husband’s help with a seemingly simple IT related task he thought it perfectly necessary to spend two hours on explaining everything related to that task and everything on that task before telling me how to complete my task. When it comes to IT stuff, he’s incredibly detail oriented.
He takes his time. He searches for answers. And he will NOT stop until he’s found the answers he’s looking for.
It’s his line of work, possibly, that makes him that way, but I think part of it also has to do with his gender and the acceptability of men to be detail oriented in some parts of their lives, like their jobs, and not detail oriented in other areas, like grocery shopping.
These are just preliminary thoughts, however. And I could after two hours of looking at the same screen and learning terms that I couldn’t/wouldn’t repeat if you held a gun to my head, repeat. But these are my thoughts, for now.
What do you think? Do men and women think differently? Is it biological, cultural, social, or something else, like maybe UFOs? Hmm.