Do they usually get less scared of things? For the example scary movies, insects, crazy sports...
It just seems to me that they are! Men in my family seem to be more courageous! For example a couple of years ago a thief broke into my aunt's home and it was all women like 5 they got all scared (he had a knife and he put in on my aunts neck) but when my cousin came he beat him up even before the cops came!
Also guys in my family are less scared of insects for example!
"My insect killer"
- Yes guys are less scared of things31% (22)43% (40)38% (62)Vote
- No women are less scared of things11% (8)4% (4)7% (12)Vote
- They are equally scared of things but guys don't show it!58% (41)53% (49)55% (90)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
I'd say its a mix of a and b. boys at a young age get pressured into certain gender roles just like females regardless of where you live and there are just some universal gender roles in all of society and men being told not to fear is one of them. Fear is a natural response mainly controlled by the hypothalamus adrenal axis part of the brain one of its roles is to release a chemical called cortisol into your blood stream, but in other places too like your nervous system and your organs. The sympathetic nervous system also commonly referred to as the fight fright or flight response, certain things happen when you are presented to a certain stimuli and if its one that you fear your brain releases those onto your blood stream and other organs and other parts of your body as well. One of the easiest ways to know if you someone is scared of something is to just look into their eyes if you see their eyes dilating then that means they are scared.0
Most Helpful Girl
I don't know if guys are actually less scared of things, but their higher testerone gives them more confidence and self-assurance. Men are more likely to feel capapble of handling a tricky situation than men are, but I don't think that courage is the absense of fear, just a more proactive response to it.1