Are women mentally stronger than men?

@suchi60 (913)
India
September 3, 2009 8:59pm CST
I'm sure most men would disagree with this question, but from personal experience, I have noticed tht women seem to have a stronger mind when it comes to relationships. They can be very supportive and loving, but if they feel that they need to move on or feel that they're been cheated on, they can break a relationship without thinking twice and walk away as though nothing has happened. Similarly at work, they are more sincere and dedicated to their work than men.Does this show that women are indeed, mentally stronger than men?
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@dianmelydia (2273)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 09
I think it's true that women are mentally stronger than men. I found many of my men friends are mentally down when they facing problem which i thought it's just a simple problem. Usually the problem is about relationship and career or job. I don't know why but the fact men can easily be stress when they got such problems. Also, men are easily be upset to find solutions for their problem from their same men friends. I think there's alot of men trying to asking women's help for their problem's solutions. This is what we called with problem sharing. Usually for such thing, men always choosing to share their problems with women. That's why we can simply say if women are stronger than men. Good luck and have a nice day. Happy mylotting.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Yes dianmelydia, You're right in your assessment. Men tend to become hyperactive in times of stress and this prevents them from thinking straight. Women on the other hand, are clam and collective and can think better. Thus, women generally are mentally stronger. Thanks for the post.
@preethaanju (3001)
• India
4 Sep 09
Yes ur right. Women are only physically weak. In all other matters they will beat Men. In times of crisis, men fall back on women for her moral support, whether she be his wife,sister,mother. I have argued with many about this supreme quality that nature has endowed women with..thx
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@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Yes preethaanju, You are right in your assessment and I agree with you completely. Thanks for the post.
• China
4 Sep 09
well.that's not definitely but some times some woman really stronger than man mentally.so many success man have a strong mind wife behind them to encourage them and help them. there are weak mental woman and man. not judge from the gender at alone.
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@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Like the saying goes, 'there's a woman behind every successful man.' In the larger context of the subject, women are generally stronger than men. Thanks for the post.
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
They bear children. Takes care of the household. Comes up with creative ways to take care of the financial needs of the family. Deals with the dilemmas without freaking out. Women have skills that can amaze men. So are they stronger than men? Well, resilient is more like it.
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@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
What more can I say? Yes, they have a bigger duty to society and family and they have done so exemplarily. Thanks for the post.
@marguicha (39345)
• Chile
4 Sep 09
I think women are different than men. I wouldn´t put one above the other. But I do think that united they can do wonders as the have different qualities and talents. There are all kinds of people in the world, in every genre. some are sincere, some are hypocrite. Dedication to work could be a by product of being left out for a long time. They had to work twice as much in order to be appraised. It still happens, unfortunatly.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Without getting into a debate on what should be or shouldn't be, I think women are better off handling difficult situations. Its appropriate to say that both men and women can work in tandem and create a great partnership, but from experience, I have to admit that women are mentally stronger than men. Thanks for the post.
• India
4 Sep 09
Hello, of course women are mentally stronger. Even though men are stronger physically they need the support of women in moments of crisis. It is only the strong will of woman of the family that sees through the family in any difficult situation. If a man faces a situation which he cannot handle a woman handles it very efficiently and comes out of it also. Have a nice day
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@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
I guess you're right, shanta. Women can handle the pressure much better than men. I have experienced this at home, where my wife seems more capable of handling pressure cooker situations better. Thanks for the post.
• India
4 Sep 09
Ofcourse you are right women are mentally stable than men in the case of relationships and they are stubborn as well. there is a saying that it is not easy to change a woman's heart or mind once they have fixed to do it.If a woman is committed to a person she will try by all means to be with him and at the same time if she is fixed to leave a person it is very difficult to make her change her mind.. Ofcourse Iam saying this from what i heard but not personal experience so i may be wrong...
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• United States
4 Sep 09
Yes emotionally I think women can be stronger than men. From some of the answers here it seems like men think this is not the case because women cry more, are more emotional etc - personally I see that as a sign of strength. Bottling things up and pretending not to feel anything does not take strength, it is actually the easy way out. Being brave enough to be yourself is strength.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
I agree with your view, but crying is public doesn't make a woman mentally stronger. My assessment is based on the fact that women in general have a better way of evaluating situations, and overcoming them in a calm manner. They are also very accommodating and supportive, which not many men are capable of. thanks for the post.
• United States
4 Sep 09
I don't think I said anything about crying in public...lol...I was just saying I think that being capable of expressing emotion is more indicative of strength than not being able to.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Sep 09
EnglishTeaDuck I cannot agree with you. Women are stronger than man in mentally. All the successful person said the same.
@angryeve (705)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Oh yeah, most definitely a lot of men would disagree. lol But I think, for fairness sake, it's not really determined by gender alone. Most of the time it is a case to case basis. I mean I totally agree about women being more supportive and loving since by nature that is how we were created, to be somewhat submissive. And besides according to history, we were actually created merely to be a companion of men. Well the truth sucks a bit, but that's the truth. Our role here on earth was just so that men wouldn't get bored. A bit useless role, and then suddenly women got aware how they could uplift the mere existence. And started competing with men on just about anything. And now, I could say that we somehow got the respect that we deserve. And we worked really really hard to earn it. So are women mentally stronger than men? Yup, yup yup... We manage to be good at almost everything since we were often expected to be one. No offense to guys though hehe
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
I based my assessment from the way women have handled different situations. I'm a man and I have no qualms in saying that women are stronger mentally. In many cases that i'veseen and heard, it was the woman who bailed their men out of tough situations. They have the gift to think better in difficult situations and have been better in coming up with solutions to problems. Men tend to be impulsive and react to situations without thinking, leading to further complications of sorts. I liked your post very much. Thanks for it, angryeve.
@angryeve (705)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Well I'm happy to know that you like my post. But to be honest, I actually thought you were a girl. lol I'm still on the state of shock, partly being embarrassed with myself for not even checking your gender. hahaha That's what you get when don't have enough sleep, your brain starts to malfunction once in a while. Anyway, it was nice to know you were a guy. Cause I always thought that guys were often in denial of their weaknesses, or simple don't know how to appreciate women and their efforts for a better relationship, or much worse don't even try to think at all. Well, I guess this prove me wrong. hehe By the way I'm just really new here, hope you don't mind me adding you on my friend list.
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
4 Sep 09
i must agree with this. women are emotionally stronger than men. they certainly do have a different perspective in handling situations. i am really not sure about this but i think it may be because they are better in managing their anger than men. and when you are able to manage or control your anger you think more logically and practically. men are generally more impulsive, more easily angered and disillusioned, and have more ego clashes. (i am a man....in case you may ask..)
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Absolutely correct. This is why i said that women are mentally stronger tham men. Thanks for the post.
@Abhii88 (214)
• India
4 Sep 09
I don't know why you felt that most men would disagree. In my view women are for sure more mentally stronger than men not only in case of relationships but in many things. But your arguments are completely baseless in my view. As you said if women feel cheated they can break the relationship without thinking twice and walk away as though nothing has happened. This is completely wrong in my view. Women can't and don't walk away if they are cheated but they fight for their right and unless the matter is completely resolved in their sense they don't leave the situation. I am not saying that they continue the relationship, it depends from person to person but they don't walk away unless they know the reason why the thing has happened and are strong enough to face the situation. Haha and as far as work is concerned i don't think they are more sincere then men or any such thing is there. It's just the place of work, company and many other factors that determines sincerity. In short yes women are mentally stronger but the situation is different. Happy Mylotting.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
You're view is based on a marriage breakup.I'm referring to a relationship where a man will feel terrible and be depressed, whereas a woman may not feel that way. Consider a situation where a woman sees her boyfriend cheating on her. She wouldn't think twice of leaving him, but the man will do everything to have her back. This is the kind of menatl srength that i'm referring to. Thanks for the post.
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Definitely no. Woman are physically mentally emotionally weak by nature. They are just pushing their system to the limit. I didn't think that woman is capable of doing a man's job. But here it is now. Many woman are taking over a man's job. But when you say that mentally. Just imagine how many female inventors that you have known. There are more man who contributed something to the community. So I believe that man are still physically mentally and emotionally stronger.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
I'm sorry marctiu, but I beg to differ with your view. Being mentally strong has nothing to do with invention, and even if you so, there are many women scientists who have contributed to modern society. Thanks for the post.
@mikeysmom (2096)
• United States
4 Sep 09
i think women are mentally/emotionally stronger. we have to endure so much more than men do so we are stronger. we have to suffer through monthly periods, which for many can be very painful, pregnancy and child birth, we bare much of the burden in taking care of the home and the children and all that entails and also many of us work on top of all of that. i do not like to stereotype but in my experience and talking to other women most men do not help out with the kids and the household chores even if the woman works outside the home or at home.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Yes mikeysmom, You're right. While women carry most of the burden on their shoulder, men have less burden. This is something which I admire in women. Just goes to show how strong women are mentally. I'm sure men would shudder to think of going through most of these.Thanks for the post.
@manigp (25)
• India
4 Sep 09
We all know that men are more physically stronger than women, but when it comes to mentality, women seems to have in the upperside.Onething that many are probably unaware of, is the fact the woman can tolerate much more pain then men. It has been demonstrated that women can endure somthing in the neighbourhood of 7 times more pain than men.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Thats a very good observation. Thank you for the post.
• India
4 Sep 09
The first woman,Eve,was tempted to eat the forbidden apple,& the first man,who was loving Eve,was tempted to listen to her & this is how old yielding to temptation is. It is the situation & circumstance which make anybody strong & not gender .Necessity is the mother of invention,& hence , who ever needs to be strong & brave at that particular time,they shall surely be.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Which goes to show that women are mentally stronger than men. While Adam tried to persuade Eve from eating the apple, it was Eve's mental strength which made Adam bite it too. Thanks for the post.
@cindyhxf (1447)
• China
4 Sep 09
i agree with your point that sometimes women have stronger mind in life .but women always are weak in heart and not stronger than men.i have noticed that men always have spirit and strong mind to do something in my relationship range.but few women as strong as men.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Your assessment may be true with a minority of men, but generally men are more prone to dejection when a relationship breaks. Women walk away as though nothing happened. Thanks for the post, cindyhxf.
@Tushavi (2075)
• India
4 Sep 09
nope Women are not any stronger than men. nor mentally nor physically.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
I don't know how you assessed this, bt could you elaborate on why you think so? Thanks.
@erikmama (12942)
• United States
4 Sep 09
i do not think women are mentally stronger than men...we are always the ones with our hearts on our sleeves trying to be the ones to fix things that cant be fixed...men have a totally different attitude
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Its surprising to see your response erikmama. Perhaps in your case, you would have had an experience which let you down dramatically. This must have hurt you badly and so, you now try to make up for the problem by being different. i'm not sure whether my assessment is correct, but I hope I'm wrong. Thanks for the post.
@subha12 (18475)
• India
4 Sep 09
In case of relationship, I will say you are true. I think not always they prove to be very stronger than the men. But in real issues in life, in amny cases woemn are stronger, in others men are stronger.
@suchi60 (913)
• India
4 Sep 09
Subha, Men are definitely stronger than women and in many cases smarter as well, but whn it comes to mental equilibrium, women definitely outshine men. Thanks for the post.
5 Sep
Not in my experience the're not they moan about everything make illogical choices decisions ,cry over petty things ,throw a fit if told no ,they lack empathy ,understanding and most of the fundamental tools needed to make one a better person they can walk away from a relationship without a second thought as mentioned here thats not mentally strong thats complacency and lack of empathy . When people mention they give birth its N/A as its gender specific ,most women dont know what they want and raise hell when a male cant work them out i know this isnt the case for every female but it is for most that i know and believe i know a lot i have never relied on anyone but myself to deal with problems that arise ,i can budget my own money and do everything i need myself as its down to me and only me to live life