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This is a discussion on The deceitful sex. dun dun dun... within the Member Polls forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by skycloud86 Why would they with the second one? As for the first, wouldn't biological sex be a ...
I think women get blamed for deciet more, even though I happen to feel that men and women are equally decietful. To explain:
Most feminine women, and self identified female gendered women are taught to be more indirect in how they approach things. You see this in all types of studies of young and teen girls and all the back stabbing and gossiping things they do in school. In short, female bullying. They have been socialized to 'keep the family' together so they happen to approach things in a more secretive way. This makes then seem more deceitful. Men, on the other hand have been socialized to be agressive and up front. Their deceit involves alot of balls and grass, which many people deal better with. They are both deceitful, they just approach it in entirely different ways.
Wouldn't you get a better idea of answers if you asked people based on their gender, such as, "I am a female and I believe males are more deceitful" or "I am a male and I believe females are more deceitful" and so forth (not forgetting gender neutral either). Rather than an anonymous answer from any gender. Or would rather keep it anonymous so you can't tell what the participation bias is?
They are both equally deceitful. It's hard for me to trust anyone though, it's something I'm working on. Learning to trust people has always been difficult for me, and trying to change my negative view of others isn't easy at all. I've got to learn that in the entire world full of people, not everyone is bad, only some are. It's a challenge.