Park and her colleagues concluded that there may be something about being in physical proximity to someone who is outperforming oneself that decreases a man’s sense of his masculinity.
Thus, they suggest, when a woman is nearby, some men may actually feel her competence as a threat to their masculinity, whereas this is not the case when a woman is distant. Have you, like me, seen them borne out in some situations?
Her previous long-term boyfriend not only did not seem bothered by her intelligence; he seemed to enjoy it.But now that she was dating again, she was worried that her mom might have been onto something. A study published in July, 2015 suggests that she might well have been, much to the consternation of many women—and some men.It does seem to be one possible (albeit not the only) explanation for John’s behavior after meeting Sara in person.Fortunately, of course, there are also men and women who do fit the pattern discovered in the research.As far as I can tell all Twitter tools on this list are free, although some have premium options that are only available to paying members.
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They had many things in common and talked for about 45 minutes.
Then John looked at his watch and said that he had to get going.
A third set of experiments revealed much the same data, with some possible explanation of why this happens.
In those tests, male participants were asked to evaluate their sense of masculinity in the situations in which they had been outsmarted or outperformed in front of a woman who might have been a potential romantic interest.
In one study, male undergraduates were asked to read about a hypothetical situation in which a female student in their class outperformed them, or underperformed them, in either a math or an English class, and then to imagine how they would think, feel, and behave in such a situation.