[pull_quote_center]We, women, sometimes think we know everything better than men. But there are definitely things we can learn from men. In relationships, we sometimes try to teach our men things that may not come naturally to them, like cleaning up after themselves. But let’s switch roles for once. These are some things women can learn from men.[/pull_quote_center]
1 – Speak It out
Women often keep their frustrations about their best friends to themselves. On the other hand, men tend to speak it out immediately. Result? Women become even more frustrated, whereas, men talk about it and move on. Don’t feel rude about speaking out your frustrations. It liberates you and a true friend will appreciate your honesty.
2 – Helicopter View
Women can be very detail obsessed. And it often affects their view of the bigger picture. For men, it tends to be easier to see the bigger picture, because they care less about minor details. Start paying less attention to those minor details and you’ll notice it’s a huge relief.
3 – Less Gossiping
We all hate gossips, yet we love to do it from time to time, out of guilty pleasure. Yes, that includes me. Men care less about what their friends do and they certainly don’t compare themselves to them. So there’s not much to gossip about. When it comes to this, women can learn a lot from men.
4 – Not Holding Grudges
Your guy might have apologized to you a hundred times, yet your anger continues to burn inside of you. You’ll have to screw things up big time before a guy will feel like this. The negative energy of anger is not doing us any good. But for women, it seems to be difficult to let things go. When men feel hurt, they are able to turn off their anger when all is said and done. Wouldn’t it be liberating for us if we could do this?
5 – Ask for What You Want
If you’re a working woman, you’ve probably witnessed a male colleague getting a promotion. Although some women are really good at negotiating at work, men tend to do slightly better. Next time when you think you deserve it, just ask for that promotion or a salary raise, just like most men do. You have nothing to lose.
6 – Focus on Yourself
Women are taught to take care of others. We especially see this with our mothers and grandmothers when we’re young. Because of that, some women can get lost in putting others first; an obligation that men tend to feel less. Yes, he can totally have a family and a successful career, while making sure he maintains his hobbies and interests. Women should do so too. No one else is going to do it for us, so we might as well keep focusing on ourselves as well as others.
Being a woman is a beautiful thing, especially because some of us get to experience things that are impossible for men to experience, like giving birth to a child. But I do think men are in favor of some other things. What male habits would you like to copy yourself?