Are Men More Emotionally Sensitive Than Women?

The answer may surprise you.

Most people think sensitivity is a female characteristic, when in reality, it’s a personality trait that could affect both men and women. In a 2014 study by Mindlab, a neuromarketing company, researchers found that men are actually more emotionally sensitive compared to women—they’re just better at hiding it.

MindLab founder and chairman Dr. David Lewis says that society stereotypes men to be stoic and women to be more of the sensitive type, but that their findings are debunking that belief. "This study suggests that men feel emotion just as much as women, sometimes more strongly, but are less willing to express these emotions openly due to expectations put on them by society," he explained. 

Men may not voice out their feelings as much as women do, but that doesn't mean they aren't affected. It’s better to be careful about certain things and touchy issues. You never know, you could already be hurting his feelings.

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