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    Default Are women more reflective than men?

    Despite historically all the big philosophers who history has preserved for the ages being men when you, at present, search Amazon or bookshops a lot of the pop psychology or philosophy books on reflection appear to be for or by women, often by women for women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Despite historically all the big philosophers who history has preserved for the ages being men when you, at present, search Amazon or bookshops a lot of the pop psychology or philosophy books on reflection appear to be for or by women, often by women for women.
    I think most women tend to be "kind of reflective" whereas men tend to either be very reflective or completely in the moment (ie, more on the extremes)
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    It depends on how much aluminum foil the person is wearing in my experience.

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    I think women are more into spirituality generally. So stuff like inspirational stories, self-help books, esp stuff involving personal stories of emotionally complex situations tend to draw women in more.
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    I dont think this has anything to do with a person's sex

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    Not sure, but I can confirm that I can go deep within myself through prayer and self-reflection, and find truth [whenever necessary]. Doubts cannot shake me.

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    Do you mean reflection as in introspection? I don't think that's gender related.

    The reference to psychology books or philosophy makes me think you mean a kind of reflection that Feeling types are prone to, that of worth, meaning, significance, all in terms of the human experience. Since women are more likely to be Feeling types, then maybe they are more prone to that kind of reflection.
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    There may be a pretty plain explanation: woman are by education and upbringing more inclined to deal with their looks and this indispensibly leads to a more pronounced dealing with the self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    There may be a pretty plain explanation: woman are by education and upbringing more inclined to deal with their looks and this indispensibly leads to a more pronounced dealing with the self.
    That is way too simple. Men are not exempt from the pressures of self reflection. Men are generally brought up being taught to act a certain way around women and so have a higher contrast of perceiving the woman's needs and their own. Women are generally brought up to avoid men, until they reach womanhood so the earlier stages tend to be revolved around self image (mostly looks) and judging, so many rely a little more on manipulation than men that are likely to be more straightforward(actions).

    Self reflection requires an outsider to compare oneself to. Men throughout history have reflected on major subjects in philosophy and psychology and have been praised for explaining the big ideas and the actions of humans, but women have taken a bit more caution because of the details that they take account of. So the complications that women see are seen as just as important.

    It may also be that men for the majority of history have had the dominant role as leaders, and women having the opportunity(not really out of choice) to watch men do their thing get the experience of contrasting the outcomes and the motives. With a majority of the population being women, it's no surprise that the amount of information is collected and then taken on bit by bit by women to support other women.

    Ironically, the two genders take on the role of the other in various stages throughout life and history.
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