Under Pressure

men womenThe differences between men and women are many, and here’s another one to add to the pile: the way they react to stress. There are typically two common responses to stressful situations- either people become self-centered, ignoring the needs of others to preserve their own mental resources, or they do the opposite, becoming more open and empathetic in order to get social support. A new study revealed men experiencing stress usually do the former, while women do the latter. Researchers say the study suggests women become more understanding when they’re stressed…and men don’t.

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