- Jul 28, 2000
- Eugene, OR
- Basic Beliefs
What a content-free response.(Trausti's video link snipped for brevity)Something that seems universal in our species is that the two sexes like to sort themselves out into two social castes. This tends to make it difficult to get a good fix on what innate psychological differences between the sexes there might be.
There are some, but they are relatively small relative to the overall variation. This is contrary to the common stereotype of what the sexes are like: a sizable gap between the sexes with little or no overlap.
I'll now construct psychological profiles using the Big Five and the stereotype of strong differences:
Women: +E, +C, +A, +N -- women are outgoing, strongly experiencing both positive and negative emotions, and very much wanting to please others. They are diligent, duty-bound, and neat nuts.
Men: -E, -C, -A, -N -- men are withdrawn, emotionally flat, and indifferent to other people, making them aloof. They are lackadaisical and disorganized.
I have a suspicion that my analysis gave results other than whatever it is that Trausti expected.