Men Are Like Waffles
Why is it so hard to figure out the
opposite sex? Because our brains work differently. Men’s brains are
really good at focusing completely on just one thought and women’s
brains are really good at thinking many thoughts at the same time.
This difference can make it hard to figure out what each other was
To illustrate this, picture a waffle. A
waffle has many squares, each divided by walls high enough to hold
syrup. This is an example of a man’s brain. Each waffle square is a
thought or idea. In order for a man to change from one idea to the
next, he needs to get out of the square he is in and climb over the
wall to get into the next idea.
Now picture a plate of spaghetti. This
is an example of a woman’s brain. Each spaghetti noodle is one
thought or idea. However, each thought (noodle) is touching about
seven other thoughts (noodles) at the same time. Women are regularly
thinking at least seven thoughts at the same time. Understanding how
our brains work differently will help improve our communication with
the opposite sex.
Advice to Men:
When she asks you to do a task, and then asks you to do 3 other
tasks at the same time, remember that this is just how her brain
works. Each thought is touching seven other thoughts. Remind her
that your brain works better when you can focus completely on one
task at a time.
Advice to Women:
Knowing how his brain is different should keep you from getting so
mad at him when he is slow to change his attention from the TV to
you. Give him time to move into a new waffle square when you need
him to change his focus or thoughts toward you.
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