The above diagram is a very small percentage of a PDF file entitled “Xmas for Engineers,” that my husband brought home for me. I thought it was hilarious and it was written as an actual diagram proposal. I floated through his company extremely fast.
To me it shows the differences about how everyone, not just men and women, approach problems, emotions, life etc. differently. For my husband, it needs to make objective, logical sense and be detailed.
Fortunately, he also has another side that can deal with emotions and social interactions well; however, he is an introvert. As am I, which means that social contact is draining for us versus extroverts for whom social contact is energizing.
I love my husband and learning how he thinks. From there, I go to how to we approach this problem taking into account both of our problem solving styles. I don’t try to change him. I love just simply getting to know him better. I’m glad that he has a sense of humour about his own profession as do I. Oh, what I could share…
In the meantime, celebrate each other’s differences. Don’t try to change them. Appreciate that they think differently because it makes us a better person. Work with the differences instead of trying to make them think like you do.
“Okay, dear…you go ahead with the Christmas decorations. I’ve planned to go shopping for a few days is that enough time?” Sorry, if I offended any engineers!! We couldn’t live without you!!
How do you handle the differences in people’s attitudes, thinking, problem-solving, perceptions, and etc…?