I was happy to perform some handyman task if asked, but I certainly didn’t jump up to fold laundry when my wife put the basket in front of me.
If she wanted me to go grocery shopping with her, I went with little patience and some confusion: “I know I should go because she asked, but she can’t expect me to tolerate this longer than half an hour, right?
It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results.
Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence.
Fortunately, Buss gives us a clue – from day one we can evaluate men based on their levels of sincerity, kindness and other indicators of emotional intelligence.
That edge may matter more than ever in the workplace, as more companies are starting to recognize the advantages of high EI when it comes to positions like sales, teams, and leadership. For instance, some measures suggest women are on average better than men at some forms of empathy, and men do better than women when it comes to managing distressing emotions.
Whenever you talk about such gender differences in behavior, your are referring to two different Bell Curves, one for men and one for women, that largely overlap.
Love is one of the most important cues to commitment.
Because sex is one of the most valuable reproductive resources women can offer, they have evolved psychological mechanisms that cause them to resist giving it away indiscriminately.