Jul 10, 2024, 11:40 AM IST

Men or women: Who is more emotional?

Deepika Shakya

Women generally express emotions more openly than men due to social and cultural conditioning.

Studies often show women score higher on measures of empathy, which involves understanding and sharing the feelings of others.

 Women may use social support and verbal expression to cope with emotions, while men might use distraction or physical activities.

Hormonal fluctuations in women, such as those related to menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause, can affect emotional expression.

Society often encourages women to be more nurturing and expressive, while men are encouraged to be stoic and less emotionally vulnerable.

Cultural norms and upbringing play a significant role in how emotions are perceived and expressed by men and women.

Men and women may respond differently to stress, women might experience higher levels of anxiety and sadness, whereas men may exhibit anger and irritability.

Understanding these differences can foster better communication and empathy in relationships.