Monday, February 25, 2013

Who goes through mood swings more, Men or Women?

I had an interesting discussion with my best friend over the weekend and for most men it’s a topic they avoid and want no part of. As for me I grew up around an open & blunt sister & friends, as a result there is nothing that a female could say that I don’t know about.

So here it is, do men or women go through more mood swings and who’s are more erratic? All (I hope all) of us know the typical time when a female has her monthly cycle is every 28 days. Most judge her being on her “period” because she may be extra moody or emotional. If you have a girlfriend or are married you definitely know what I’m talking about. Fortunately after about 3 to 7 days things start to even out & guys can come out from hiding. A study in 2008 by Pipitone and Gallup asked a group of men to identify the more attractive female by voice only. An astonishing 35% selected those who were not in the menstruating cycle. Shocking & interesting I know, but here’s the really interesting part…

Did you know that men go through more frequent hormone cycles than females’? I’m sure any guy reading this is saying, “No that is totally false!” But it is; studies have shown that men go through three main mood swings during the 24 time period based on his testosterone. Now all the women know why we guys can be so moody from one minute to the next.

During the morning hour’s male testosterone is the highest and that’s when most men are energetic, quick to become angry and is more likely to say no to a request. So for women with a boss, wait until later in the day to ask for that raise. As the afternoon rolls around (middle of the cycle) we’re [men] are mellower, and more open to work with others and communicate. But be careful we’re still upbeat and can still be a little grumpy. But by the end of the day our testosterone is at its lowest and this is when we are more likely to be passive and agreeable. So if you want a project done or looking for a raise, the end of the day is the best time to go in and get him to agree with you and say yes; don’t believe me, look it up you’ll be amazed just like my best friend was.

Until next time!

Joey McIntosh

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." — Albert Einstein

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