Women become more empathetic when they’re stressed. The opposite is true of men.

Women become more empathetic when they’re stressed. The opposite is true of men.

Men respond to stress in a fight-or-flight manner, conserving their energy for the confrontation they fear is coming by turning inward. Women, on the other hand, take a “tend-and-befriend” approach.

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/stress-increases-empathy-women-decreases-men-76883/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+miller-mccune%2Fmain_feed+%28Pacific+Standard+-+Main+Feed%29

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