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listgarten October 17th, 2013 3:44am

I have noticed multiple polls that ask people if they could explain something, ie human history to aliens or use of machinery without words. men consistently say yes much more often than women. Are men better at explaining, or are they more arrogant?

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/16/13 10:18 pm

Maybe the arrogance makes them better explainers in a way because they're more likely to be confident in their answer.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/16/13 10:19 pm

Hmmm. Doubly arrogant it seems :P

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/16/13 10:18 pm

Maybe the arrogance makes them better explainers in a way because they're more likely to be confident in their answer.

listgarten SF Bay Area
10/16/13 9:58 pm

Lol, guys. We're arrogant, admit it.

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dreamitliveit IDLH
10/16/13 9:13 pm

A lot of dudes are arrogant to a fault. It also makes them look like idiots...sorry guys.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/16/13 9:04 pm

Lol if you look at the gender filters, so far the male filter is proving the "arrogance" answer correct.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/16/13 8:49 pm

I don't know about men being arrogant, but I do think women are more likely to have a lower self esteem.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/16/13 8:57 pm

That's an interesting perspective. Any idea WHY girls might tend to have lower self-esteem than guys?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/16/13 9:01 pm

I was thinking about that as I posted my comment. My best guess is that maybe we overthink things too much. I really don't know though.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/16/13 9:03 pm

PuppyLuvr... I hope you realize the beautiful irony of the above exchange.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/17/13 5:18 am

I missed the irony. Mind filling me in?

listgarten SF Bay Area
10/16/13 8:45 pm

I think in general, men are more cocky/arrogant/over-estimating of their abilities than women.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/16/13 8:56 pm

Even from a young age. I distinctly remember a two year-old (sorry, my brain is forgetting where to put the hyphen) saying that he was really strong and could throw a ball really hard and far. Of course, it went the whole of 10 feet with rather…

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/16/13 8:56 pm

little force in it.