It’s interesting how men and women differ when dealing with stressful situations or decisions. Remember, there is an exception to every rule but generalities can be helpful when you are dealing with the opposite sex as they, most likely, will deal differently than you.

Men tend to think things through. Knowing this, offer the man you are dealing with something to simply think over. Don’t ask for answers right away. Give a deadline if helpful, e.g., “perhaps, we can revisit this idea over dinner on Thursday.”

Women tend to talk things through. Knowing this, offer to listen if a woman you are dealing with seems to want to express some insights right away. Be available for a chat if you want some resolution. Ask open ended questions, e.g., “what are your thoughts on that idea?”

Have a lovely, productive day!