By being strong, women are getting more educated, inserting themselves in the labor market, and always finding ways to get things done. Even so, peeking at methods and what men do in their everyday lives may help women thrive even more.
We believe that men and women can both learn positive traits from one another. But today we’d like to focus on the characteristics that women can learn from men.
Unfortunately, some women are too critical when looking in the mirror. On the other hand, men hardly ever see flaws in their appearance. While one might assume from these findings that men are more vain than women, the results reveal otherwise. Women look at themselves in the mirror to find out if there are any imperfections like acne, gray hair, wrinkles, or flawed makeup — while men look at themselves in admiration and to make sure they have a good personal appearance.
Men gave the following advice about what to do while looking in the mirror:
What women can learn from men: Look into the mirror to see what’s great about yourself. This may help you be less critical about your appearance.
When it comes to breakups, a study found that women find more excuses for why things just didn’t work out. Many movies portray this scenario in a similar light wherein a couple breaks up and the guy goes out to a party or hangs out with his friends, while the girl sobs over ice cream or cries over the phone to a close friend or her sister.
What women can learn from men: After a breakup, get yourself together and move on!
Stereotypically, women’s restrooms are completely different from men’s. The image of finding a cluttered sink with an abundance of women’s beauty products may be familiar for some of us. The problem with having too many items in your bathroom is that you may lose track of what is usable and what is expired. Unfortunately, the humidity and heat from your bathroom may negatively affect your cosmetics.
On the other hand, men’s bathrooms tend to be simple, neat, and organized.
What women can learn from men in order to get good results: Have a free sink and shower and declutter your bathrooms from too many objects.
Even though their closets are already bursting, some women feel like they still have nothing to wear. Surprisingly, men aren’t afraid to repeat the same outfit or mix & match with what they already have.
What women can learn from men: You can use minimalism in clothing to benefit both yourself and your wallet.
Sometimes, women are afraid to share their opinions because they can take things too personally or because they feel like they need to be asked or invited before they say something. That is what expert Nell Merlino shares about the working environment. Men typically say things off the cuff and are not afraid of being judged for it, which usually turns out in their favor.
A piece of advice that women can learn from men: Inspire confidence and remind leaders at your workplace how helpful and collaborative you can be!
For some reason, women tend to overpack and bring too many things. A survey suggests that women overpack by two-thirds when going on trips! This ends up being a luggage burden and most of us are probably used to it. Surprisingly, there is an interesting reason.
This custom is related to times when women used to wear elaborate outfits with very small pockets and thus had to carry bags — sound familiar?
What women can learn from men: Keep it simple and concise when packing for the holidays.
Silence may have different meanings. Although many consider that being silent is a “non-message,” experts agree that silence actually tells us something. When we see a man in silence, we may perceive them as strong, dominant, and serene.
What women can learn from men: It is important to appreciate and practice being silent, as it may be a good exercise in discipline by helping you steer clear of jabbering. Of course, that does not mean that women put themselves in a negative position at work. Instead, trying to act like men may result in changing the way they are perceived.
Women have always been perceived as excellent multi-taskers, but is it true? Unfortunately, studies show that women are actually doing a whole lot of work and getting burnt out. A study even proves that women are not better at multi-tasking when compared to men. Surprising, isn’t it?
In this case, here’s what women can learn from men: No one is a superhero and is capable of doing an enormous amount of work all at once. Instead, work, family, and household tasks must be equally shared in order for everyone to have a healthy, sustainable mind and body.
What are other lessons women should learn from men? What is your favorite and what is the one tip you feel you should embrace?