iSpecialist Directory

View all iSpecialists

Articles by Dr. Walt Larimore

iSpecialist

Dr. Walt Larimore

Walt Larimore, M.D. has been called “one of America’s best known family physicians.” He is a nationally-known and nationally sought after speaker and health expert. read bio

Different Brain Types – Men and Women – and Processing

At a recent anniversary party, my friend received a “Mr. Wonderful” doll as a gag gift. Mr. Wonderful says things the perfect husband is supposed to say. Each time you squeeze his hand, he says, “Let’s just cuddle tonight,” or “Can’t your mother stay another week?” Or “Why don’t we go to the mall?”

When it comes to how we process input, his brain and her brain are different.  This table summarizes some of our unique differences. 

Brain Type and Processing

His Brain

Her Brain

Brain Type

Highly systemized

Highly empathetic

Ability to compartmentalize

High

Low

Ability to multitask

Low

High

Ability to control emotions

High

Low

Relational oriented

Low

High

Project oriented

High

Low

Ability to "zone out"

High

Low

Response to stress

Fight or flight; act first and think later

Tend or befriend; think and feel before acting

Response to risk

Aggressive

Cautious

Response to same sex

Compete

Cooperate

 

Related Resource: 5 Ways to Get Your Husband to Listen

 

End your day: Talking with your child...

What seems like the biggest difference in the way boys and girls act?

 

 

Taken with permission from His Brain, Her Brain by Walt Larimore, MD and Barb Larimore.

comments powered by Disqus

iSpecialist Products

Loading
iMOM Recommends
© 2014 Family First. All Rights Reserved. Family First, All Pro Dad, iMOM, and Family Minute with Mark Merrill are registered trademarks.
PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE | CONTACT US | FAQ | DESIGN BY DIGITAL LIGHTBRIDGE