We are inherently different in our emotions. The way we speak and the way we interact and also the way we think. If you think that men think!
Women, they gush. They are effusive in compliments and words. They hold and touch and make the other person welcome and they smile and go on and on ad nauseam. Yeah some women are like that. And I say, ‘enough already!’
But given the same scenario the man, he has a flat line for a so called smile, and says three to four words. As far as complimenting, the only two words that he knows, are, “That’s good!”
A cute baby/ dog/ cat is seen, and the woman says, “Oh my God! How adorable! Asks all sorts of questions, as to the baby’s name and age and weight and what not. The man looks at his wife for a few minutes while she is gushing and drooling, and finally shakes his head and says , “Good baby!” and starts walking away.
It is not because he doesn’t like babies. It is not because he lacks the proficiency of the language, and certainly not because he doesn’t have time to admire! Men have a restrictive emotionality in my opinion. I have seen it in my own life. I would go on and on about some painting, or a movie and all the Man would say, is “good movie! Or great painting!” Finished! Khalaas! Nothing more.
And then talk about the expressions of hands. I talk with my mouth and my hands. I don’t mind saying that at all. I smile and laugh a lot, and talk enough for two people. The Man on the other hand, is happy when he has the TV on, watching the golf or tennis channel or doing the Sudoku. I could be talking to him and he turns his face towards me, but his eyes are on the TV screen.
I tried doing that once, and got a crick in my neck and was uncomfortable for three days.
I read somewhere that women show higher levels of expression accuracy and judgement of non-verbal emotional cues than men over all. But I have also read that women in Japan convey more anger and contempt better (?) than men do.
My question is why do men not have freedom of expressions of their emotions?