I usually like to discount these types of studies but this one is pretty dead on. It explains how behavioral studies into stress for women differs greatly than that of men. This is significant because previously it was assumed everyone had a fight or flight reaction to stress, whereas this study indicates women instead prefer to nuture relationships with other women as a reaction to stress.
Me: “Dude, today was stressful!” Goes to office, closes door, turns lights out, and proceeds to play single-player game to let off steam.
Her Majesty: “Today was stressful!” Proceeds to tell me about her day, and wants to spend time together talking.
Me: “Dude, this code is hard. I’m going to solve this or die trying!” Proceeds to actively and agressively focus 100% of all physical and emotional resources on solving problem.
Her Majesty: “This project is challenging and I enjoy it, but this one particular person is driving me nuts!” Proceeds to go talk to female co-worker friends.
I’m sure I could think of a few other scenarios where she acted just like me, however. For example, when she gets pissed in Counterstrike, she’ll grab the n00b cannon, some armor, and just run non-stop into every room shooting with abandon in a berserker rage.
Anyway, pretty interesting to read the chemical reasons why we act the way we do.
Via her majesty.