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What I'm describing is also further explained in this post, written by and for women apparently.

Can this behaviour be attributed to the whole gender? Is it a social construct or the outcome of biological differences? And can we generalise about men's behaviour towards criticism?

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this article is a great starting point

David P Schmitt:

A d value of +0.50 is considered "moderate" and indicates that 69 percent of men are higher than the average woman on a particular attribute. Sex differences in spatial rotation skills, certain mathematics abilities (3-dimensional geometry and calculus), and task-oriented leadership (focusing on accomplishing a group goal rather than maintaining harmony within the group) reside within this size range.

Due to the anthropological nature of this question, I also asked a related question in Biology.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Psychology.SE. Have you looked for any more information on this? If so what have you found? I am not convinced the article you linked is generalising women, but stating an observation about a large number of women. I don't think you can or even should generalise about men or women in any way as everyone is different. $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Jan 25 at 9:39
  • $\begingroup$ Well if you believe in evolution and knowing that men and women have performed different tasks and have been part of social processes from different positions, it's not such a weird question. Evolution shaped our bodies and minds and might as well have shaped the collective behaviour I'm talking about. Maybe I should ask this question in anthropology. $\endgroup$ – Yuri Borges Jan 25 at 9:54

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