Indeed; especially when one thinks the feminine qualities are commensurate with being the dish-rag in the soapy water of life.
Originally Posted by Trinity
If you believe T-type attributes to be by nature more masculine, and F-type traits to be feminine, naturally, you could extrapolate and say that T women may seem more masculine by having these qualities and living them.
And I could see it being an issue for T women to find men who can appreciate their strengths without feeling challenged by them.
But I've met feminine men and they were not F; I've met masculine women who were not T. It's more complicated I think than simply making a formula derived from MBTI on what constitutes femininity and masculinity.
A woman can be strong and still be feminine. A woman can demonstrate intelligence and still be feminine. A woman can seem aloof and still be feminine. A woman can be assertive and ... you get the idea.
This could be a huge topic of course, exploring masculine and feminine archetypes, but I'll just add a great quote from Osho instead:
"It is the long condemnation of feminine qualities that has gone deep into the blood and the bones of women. It is man's conspiracy to prove himself superior to women -- which he is not.
And to prove that the woman is weak, he has to condemn all the feminine qualities. He has to say that they are all weak, and all those qualities together make the woman weak. In fact, the woman has all the great qualities in her. And whenever a man becomes awakened, he attains to the same qualities which he has been condemning in women. The qualities that are thought to be weak are all the feminine qualities. And it is a strange fact that all the great qualities come into that category. What is left are only the brutal qualities, animal qualities.
Love, trust, beauty, sincerity, truthfulness, authenticity -- these are all feminine qualities, and they are far greater than any qualities that man has. But the whole past has been dominated by man and his qualities".
Osho, excerpted from Sermons in Stones, Chapter 17
Life is about attaining a balance point, feminine and masculine in harmony, yin and yang ...