Gender Differences In Personality: A Meta Analysis

Anthony Synnott, author of Rethinking Men: Heroes, Violence and Victims, asks an important question: “Are men ‘opposite’ to women, as popular culture suggests, or ninety-eight percent similar, as our chromosomes indicate?” (Synnott 1). Biologically, males and females have very few differences because their bodies are made of the same materials and go through nearly the same biological processes. However, males and females are seen as very different in social and cultural aspects by many people in society. Females pressed for change and are truly starting to be seen an equal sex to men in the workplace, financially, and socially. Changing social and cultural aspects for males have not occurred in any drastic form. If anything, male traits and …show more content…
The thought may occur to some people that animals of the same species have differing behaviors between genders, potentially crossing over to explain the dissimilarity between male and female human behavior. However studies show there isn’t much variance, if at all. For example, Alan Feingold, author of “Gender Differences in Personality: A Meta-Analysis,” conducted a secondary check between the data and the conclusion of three experiments and found errors between the results and the data displayed. The results read that there were differences between the statistics and the results, which gave men higher results in more favorable attributes such as confidence and assertiveness when males and females have very slight differences in each category (Feingold). Personality plays an principal part in the a person’s everyday life. Jackson Katz, an anti-sexist author and narrator of Tough Guise 2, sheds light on the fact that “over the past thirty years, sixty one of the last sixty two mass shootings have been committed by men.” This chilling fact generates a question: what is the thing makes men, on a large scale, so violent and not …show more content…
All throughout my life, I was ridiculed, always beaten, always hated. If I can’t do it through pacifism, if I can’t show you through the displaying of intelligence, then I will do it with a bullet. Murder is not weak and slow-witted, murder is gutsy and daring” (qtd. in Tough Guise 2). This young man believes that because he is unable to accomplish respect through peaceful manners, he must do so in a powerful and risky way that will reclaim the masculinity his peers though he did not have. These two examples show that males are learning that the only option that truly works in showing masculinity is instilling fear through violence. Not only do masculinity issues plague the often harmless victims of bullying, but the terrorizers

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