What amazed me is that loyalty is seen differently by men and women. Women seem to have more principles. They are loyal and expect others to be loyal as well. Men are much more pragmatic. Their loyalty depends on the situation they are in.
I also never realized that ‘No’ doesn’t mean ‘No’ to men. I recognize that with my sons as well. When women receive a ‘No’ the take is personally and tend to give up. When receive a ‘No’ it means the beginning of the negotiation and don’t take is personally.
What I like in the examples is that men dare to try more and take more riks. ‘Us’ women should do that much more as well. For years I have been very active in various networks. Now I am much more aware how important it is to network more strategically and not only to network with the people I like.
Greek female archetypes that influence our behavior:
- Athena: the executive woman
- Artemis: the entrepreneur
- Demeter: the caring woman
- Aphrodite: the seducer
- Hestia: the introvert woman
- Persephone: the girl