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    Interesting stuff really. Men generally work from logic and women from emotion.

    Unfortunately either sex can go way overboard in their ways

    E.G. I know of numerous men who prioritise business (logic) over their families and many women who are so over the top in their emotions they are simply a time bomb shooting off in every which direction.

    Does intelligence play a part in this L v's E?? I would suspect so. Those whom I have met in the logical basket seem to be deep thinkers and high achievers where as those in the emotional basket can't seem to see past themselves to actually succeed.

    Perhaps in the relm of women and emotion, hormones may play a part?

    Whatever the reason, either imbalance is so difficult to deal with. Those who just don't get there are others involved who have feelings even if they don't (logic) and those who are so caught up in their own emotions they just can't see that there are others out there who have feelings as well.

    Anyone had success with either of these frustraiting situations??
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    It's a very interesting topic. I do believe that men and women are built differently - I remember reading that the part of the brain which is responsible for logic is actually more developed in men than women, and with emotions it's the other way around. I don't believe that just because someone is predisposed to act on emotion it means that they're less intelligent. I also don't think that being more logical or more emotional is an imbalance - not in the bad sense, anyway.

    I'm definitely in the emotional basket. Don't get me wrong, I can think logically, but I am predisposed to following my emotions and intuition. I have a lot of ambitions and like to think that I'm generally capable and on track with my life. I want more in terms of some aspects of my life, but I do believe that I have the intelligence and capacity to get more and to be where I want in life. I do not think that someone being in the E basket is a sign of lesser intelligence or mental capacity than someone in the L basket.

    Also, women being more responsive to emotions isn't the same as being caught up in "your own" emotions, imo. Women tend to have a bigger capacity for empathy and relating to others, for example. It isn't that we're selfish and only think of our own emotions - it's that it's been shown that we read people better instinctively, and recognize and respond to others' emotions via body language, tone of voice, speech, etc.

    My boyfriend is definitely more of a logic-centered person. Sometimes I notice that when he really wants something that might go against what he wanted before, he rationalizes it logically - talks about why it would logically be best for him to change what course he's doing at uni, for example. When I want something that might go against what I wanted before, I do rationalize it logically for him so that he would understand how doing this new thing or getting this new item would be best for me - but in my mind, I just accept that I -want- something different now, that my -feelings- have changed.

    I don't think either of us is imbalanced because together, we balance each other out perfectly.

    Just my thoughts.

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    I think you guys broke my brain...

    I dunno...My boss doesn't seem very good at the logic thing...I always have to nag him and be logical. OH can be terribly unlogical at times. In saying that though I think I am an emotional basket.

    Hormones probably don't help.

    No success here though.

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    Yes Liza, interesting. I recall in an Alan Pease seminar once he stated that when there was a mirror placed at the end of a hallway, something like 80% of men didn't recognise themselves walking toward it. Or perhaps they just didn't "see" themselves walking toward it. Where as 99.9% of women wouldn't miss the opportunity to check themselves out in a mirror, any mirror lol. So in regard to male/females being built differently, I suspect there is no doubt about this what so ever.

    My OH and I are the opposites too. He is certainly 99% logical (scary how so really) and I am more emotional. However I have found with age that I now have far more logic in my sites than when I was in my 20's and 30's. In fact I would have to say it was at 40 I really felt some sort of balance
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    I think part of the reason women evolved to be more emotional so that they wouldn't cast away their young back in the caveman times. Form attachments to them that kind of thing.

    I do not think my husband would ever miss a mirror or reflection ever. He is logical in his thinking but I would have to say very emotional at times. Maybe its the type of men in our families but they are all fairly emotional/passionate whatever you like to label it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat View Post
    I think you guys broke my brain...

    I dunno...My boss doesn't seem very good at the logic thing...I always have to nag him and be logical. OH can be terribly unlogical at times. In saying that though I think I am an emotional basket.

    Hormones probably don't help.

    No success here though.
    Poor Cat, didn't mean to break you lol
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    Definatly need balance, in mind body and soul.
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
    Beau.

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