Gender Differences in Personality Will Never Change Female to male differences in personality have always been present in our daily lives. Males have always been looked at as the more aggressive gender, while females have always been looked at as the more responsible gender. Whether these differences between male and female are biological or social, they will always exist. The biological argument is that we might inherit our differences depending on our parents. There was an experiment done where they measure aggression between nonhuman animals.
The result was that females injected with androgen at about the time the sexual organs develop behave more aggressively when they are older than do females without hormones. This experiment is supported by research done on human females who were “androgenized” in the womb because of drugs given to their mothers to prevent miscarriage. These androgenized human females showed similar patterns of higher aggression. Another reason that is used to explain why there are personality differences among male and female is because of our socialization and culture.
It is said that these differences are taught upon us at a very early age. Parents tend to treat boy and girl infants differently as early as birth. Societies bring up boy and girl differently because they almost universally require adult males and females to perform different types of roles. Most societies expect adult males to be the warriors and man of the house, while females are almost always the caretakers and responsible ones. Whether the differences in personality between female and male are biological or cultural, the difference will still be there even in a society with complete gender equality in the workforce.
Some might argue that by having complete gender equality in the workplace it will slowly diminish the differences in personality between female and male, however that will only control it to some extent. While at work the differences in personality between male and female may be equal, but as soon as they get home the differences are present again. At work someone might be monitored and made sure that there are no differences in personality, but at home there is no one who can force them to behave a certain way with their family.
Also, no matter what the circumstance is, a man will be a man, and a woman will be a woman. Since a young age boys and girls have always showed a preference for their own gender. So while things make seem like they are equal, there will always be gender bias. Men tend to behave differently when they are around men than when they are around women. Women also tend to behave differently around men, than how they behave around women. The differences will always be present. Women will always be the fragile sweet motherly figure, while men will always be the more aggressive man of the house.
Even if gender equality in the workplace was possible, it would only work to a certain point. After a while of the differences being equal, eventually there will be rebellion and someone will object. For a woman the idea of being treated equal as a man would be great. However, for a man being compared to a woman, or act the same as a woman would be an insult. No matter how hard a society tries to keep female to male differences in personality equal, it will always exist. Maybe it can be controlled for a while, it will eventually return.