Are women in general more strict and less laid back?

I remember how i grew up, i would hang out with the guys and things would be all fun and chill, we would bully each others for fun and no one would hold a grudge or get offended. On the other hand i noticed my sister's social life was more complicated. Friendships were very dynamic and clique-like. A lot of competitiveness and over analysing. there is always this one girl who will be left out of the group. Even as adults I notice women are hostile towards eachothers, in more passive aggressive ways. And even towards men. So why is that? Are women wired to do this? Is it a social construct? Maybe social pressure?
Are women in general more strict and less laid back?
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  • It’s complex.

    But overall I usually dislike working with women in the professional environment. The two worst jobs I’ve ever had was when most of my coworkers were female. They are catty, backstabbing and hypocritical.

    Some women have major inferiority complexes and get off on one uping people over minor/fickle issues. They can care more about being right vs WHAT is right. If they are middle managers they extra bitchy and controlling to their subordinates. They need the false illusion of power.

    However I only care about the bigger picture and that’s just making money and getting the job done. It’s nice to be friends with coworkers but I don’t look at work as a place for “relationships”. I could care less about “bonding” with people at work.

    That is definitely not to say all women are like that. I've had some really good female colleagues. But the gender ratio needs to be even at work place. Once it skews more than 60% women the toxic feminity will usually rear its ugly head at some point.

  • No they more MORE LAZY, bum like, and have less structure. Look at the world! It's built by men. MOST inventions are by men, construction, laws, and more are all CREATED BY MEN. That takes discipline, hard work, dedication

    • Also, by my own experience MOST women like to lay around all day, not do ANY work, aren't dedicaated to ANY art form or much of anything in life. I'm actually surprised how they exist, but then there are the MEN who are taking care of their lazy women.

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  • Constantly doing power plays and revenge stuff! Never met a women supervisor without grudges for very dumb reasons!

    Like be glad your not doing her work don't constantly plan to have the other women kicked out or fired!

    You can't handle doing her work load and you're own.

    Yes she is compelled to do every little thing within the rules to break her down instead of working together and looking amazing to the bosses!

  • That sounds less like women are more strict and more like men can't do shit indepedently that needs doing.

    I think it's much less about gender as it is culture in the company.

    I've worked private tech consulting where everyone was hard working EXCEPT leadership men - they lost so many contracts because they couldn't write consciesely or even use paste-special not to corrupt proposal docs.

    The female executive assistant to the President literally had to time keep his GoT fanboying in meetings so whoever he was meeting with was could get useful info to/from him. Once, she experimented to see how long he'd go if she didn't interject - the entire meeting was nothing but GoT fantheories.

    They subsequently lost such a big contract that it shut down half a floor, lmao.

    • Men ruled the world until recently so how come men can't do shyt independently? it was always this way that men kept women out of politics out of mostly everything until recently

  • Yes women tend to be more bitchy its just how it is, I'm not sure why lol
    But I was in this group when I was 20 we were all about 21 to 18. So there were 5 guys and 3 girls including me, we all got along for the most part and the guys would all joke around and I always thought they were hilarious and would joke with them too but the 2 girls barely joked with them and acted like they were so dumb. I got along with the girls too but they just seemed to get so offended sometimes with the guys and I just didn't get it I even thought to myself they were being too uptight, but I just suppose that is how women are.

    • They probably were dumb. Why do you think the military sends guys in on frontal assaults? Because they're too goofy to follow special tactics

    • @MyOwnMan2 No they were actually really good at what we were doing.. they were goofy not dumb lol

  • I think women are definitely tightening their grip on men in today's society, and I think that ultimately, this will prove to be very beneficial for all concerned.

  • All I can say is they are more focused in general than men towards their goals.

  • We are more socially than physically aggressive. As a general rule, not always.

    • You're not kidding -- in just the past ten years or so, I've seen a substantial increase in the number of women who are more or less telling guys how they should behave. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but it's definitely happening, and being the wimp I am, I think it's great.

    • @Billlewis you are the most outspoken wimp I’ve ever met lol

    • Yes, ma'am, thank you very much. I know I need to rein in my comments and conduct myself in a manner befitting my lowly status as the loser I am, and your supervision is much appreciated.

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  • Goes back a long way. Hunters and gathers tribes would meet up and mate young guys and girls. Sometimes girls would go to the guys tribe or vice versa. It was much harder for girls when they went to the guys tribe as they had to fit in and female politics/competition iand much easier to be friends brutal. Excluding is the chief weapon as you observed.

    YT 'Female competition is brutal'. You should find a couple by Chris Williamson. He has done a couple of interviews with female psychologists who bring personal experience and theory to bear. It is not surprising a lot of girls say it is hard to have a female friends with guys.

    • Just realized from your question that women go to war with men the same way that they played games in isolating other girls in high school. It is quite funny when a woman has a dispute with another woman the first thing she will think of is to recruit a male friend of the woman onto her side by being all so sweet, nice and attentive to him.

      It is well worthwhile understanding how they work. This is the vid I mentioned.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jKAgYL0gg&t=3s

  • There are deep-seated reasons for this that can be explained by evolutionary psychology. Left to their own devices, men organize themselves in a hierarchy of competence and women organize themselves into a hierarchy of attractiveness and sociability. Also, male interaction evolved to account for an implicit threat of violence, which made mean behavior riskier than it was within groups of women.

  • i feel women hate me too even though all i do is nothing but nice, no evil intention also whatsoever. i also wanna hang out with men i just like their jokes better i even participated in green jokes one time but the joke then suddenly become me i feel violated and i can get really bitchy once i feel violated. i am afraid of small dogs but the polar opposite of that is i don't care if i will die. i have that two split personalities a coward and a person who doesn't care to die. i think it's related to my emotion how my emotion can spike to an extreme level, an ocd thing probably. but i trust women more i just feel safer with them

  • It's been decades since any of them laid ME back!!

  • In the work environment? Yes, absolutely.

  • Not the case with women I know. We are all about having fun. Most men are about as much fun as watching paint dry.

  • I’m not saying that women are better or worse in the workplace than men are. However, I will say that I was raised to believe that I had to outwork a man to get the same level of respect.

  • Yes cause their to serious and so interested in their work. I'm a woman but I would be that way. Some woman are just crazy.

    • My question was not why women do work better than men? I said in general they act more uptight. The richest and best CEOs in the world are men. So women being uptight didn't put them in the front rows

  • Not all women…
    worked with several that choose to be a Boss not a leader leaning heavily towards authority at work when taking on leadership roles. female “Veteran” usually have less to prove and are generally less strict as long as you’re doing what you’re supposed to it doesn’t matter how.

  • Well the women I encounter tend to be more mature than the guys the same age, so I suppose that it could be defined as more strict and less laid back.

  • I haven't found women laid back at all. Most of them are pretty uptight.

  • In my experience, absolutely.

    • Most of my female bosses were very "by the books". No matter the situation, a broken rule is a broken rule. On the other hand most male bosses I had were "As long as you get your work done, I don"t care what you do in the meantime" and will only take action if a certain thing is interfering with the work.

  • They want you to work for them

    • Thanks for like!

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