A presentation on Male and Female Intimacy Styles Presented by :- Bhavik, Mahek, Garvit, Hemant Group no. 7 Intimacy means closeness or privacy, in which we disclose our personal information. Most research does show that women are most willing to share their feelings than man. Disclosure list:- female- female male- female male- male Although both sexes are equally likely to reveal negative information, men are less likely to share positive feeling. Women are more emotionally mature and interpersonally competent than men. But it is also seen that emotional expression isn’t the only way to develop close relationships Unlike women, men grow close to one another by doing things. Through shared activities, they Developed feelings for independence showed appreciation for one another and, demonstrated mutual liking This difference between male and female measures of intimacy creates a misunderstanding. Example- a women ho looks for emotional disclosure as a measure of affection may overlook an “inexpressive” man’s effort to show he cares by doing favors or spending time together. Like wise different ideas about meaning of sex can lead to misunderstandings. Whereas, many women think of sex as a way to express intimacy that has already developed, men are more likely to see it as a way to create that intimacy. Means, men who encourages sex early in a relationship or after a fight may not just be lecherous person. By contrast, the women who views personal talks as a pathway to intimacy may resist the idea of physical closeness before the emotional side of the relationship. Cultural Influences on Intimacy A notion of how much intimacy is desirable and how to express it varies from one culture to another. A research on residents of Britain, Japan, Hong Kong and Italy resulted that the greatest differences between Asian and European culture are:- Showing emotions Expressing affection in public Engaging in sexual activities Respecting privacy and so on…. Example- Japanese seem to expect more intimacy in friendship whereas Americans look for more intimacy in romantic relations.
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