We tend to think of negativity in the form of negative emotions, such as sadness, anger, guilt, jealousy, and fear, among others. If stereotypes are to be believed, men will react differently than women when confronted with these types of emotions. But why is this? Could this stereotype be based on actual rational observation and science as opposed to the irrationality of bigotry, racism, hatred, or fear, which are not based in anything remotely objective or factual? Well, let's dive into the science.
Proof that men are less likely to react to negative emotion has extended beyond stereotypes and casual observation in recent years. According to the article, "Do women experience negative emotions differently than men?" from ScienceDaily, a study published in 2015 provided insight on the subject. Researchers found that subtle differences in brain function affect how the sexes respond when presented with negative imagery.