Myths are not fair. They are misperceptions that generalize characteristics or behavior, usually negatively, about a particular group, in this case men. And when a man meets a woman who consciously or unconsciously believes one of these myths, he finds himself in a constant struggle to defend himself against a stereotype that may have nothing to do with him.
Well guys, as much as you don't like to be unfairly stereotyped, neither do women. To really understand women means to see us as we really are, not as we've been portrayed to be. And no matter how hard you may try not to be influenced by generalizations about the opposite sex, some of what you've heard or been exposed to is bound to have an effect on how you interpret or misinterpret a woman's behavior -- even the woman you love dearly.
The Seven Myths Men Believe about Women
- Women are never satisfied
- Women are high maintenance
- Women want to control men
- Women are jealous and possessive
- Women are too emotional
- Women who appear to be strong and competent don't need to be taken care of
- Women want to rob men of their freedom
This is what men believe, but what do women say? Should you ever try to change a man? Share your opinion now!
Excerpted from What Women Want Men to Know: The Ultimate Book About Love, Sex and Relationships for You -- and the Man You Love © 2001 Barbara DeAngelis Ph.D. with permission from Hyperion