Why do men say hurtful things?


According to psychologists, men say hurtful words and phrases when they overlook or fail to recognize their impact upon another person. Past emotional scars are more difficult to suppress during times of stress or disagreement. Rationalization for word choice further complicates and perpetuates hostile exchanges.

Poorly developed or practiced communication skills lead to a greater degree of hurtful exchanges during conversations. According to Discovery, male and female communication styles develop differently because of the nature of socialization in youth. Girls' friendships focus on making connections. Boys' friendships focus on activities rather than conversation. The inherently different goals in male and female communication influence the amount of communication practice men have by adulthood. With less practice and a different communication style in general, men are more prone to say words that women perceive as hurtful.

The interpretation of words and phrases also impacts the perception of a conversation or exchange. Men and women interpret specific words and phrases differently based upon their communication style. Past experiences and emotional scars also play a role in word choices and interpretation of another person's words. When conversations touch upon complex subjects that involve bitter memories, emotional pain or particularly stressful decisions, communicating in unhealthy or confusing patterns is more likely.

Q&A Related to "Why do men say hurtful things?"
Women can be just as nasty, but in your case, the guy is simply a jerk and consider yourself lucky you found out now and not when it was too late. I know you hurt and wonder what
I think it's because they actually care that you don't make a big mistake. They will do anything, inlcuding hurting you, to see your success. They have the courage to strike against
My boyfriend and I got in a small argument this weekend. When we were speaking he said some hurtful things. I hate how when he's angry he will say mean things just to spite me. ..
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