What makes women have group mentality?

I've been puzzled by this for so many years. Why do women tend to have more group-think mindsets and follow along with what others do or say? Yes, we know there are men like this too, but it seems to be much more of a thing with females. Why are females more often "hive-minded"?
What makes women have group mentality?
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8 d ago
The women who are answering with stuff about biology are trying to make this hive-mindedness seem positive, when I think we all know well the things I mean when I ask this question.

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  • I remember Jordan Peterson said in one of his lectures that women biologically are more agreeable in terms of working along their community and society because it innately benefits their safety and survival. Men are much more likely to be disagreeable and to reject society and community which explains why they are more likely to be innovative geniuses that people think are strange or very antisocial and in prison.

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  • Women’s relationships with other women are not as close as men’s relationships with other me... the reason why we come in packs on a night out is to intimidate and throw our weight around! If you manage to charge the pack as a male and get one of the pack alone they will be completely different and ultimately nicer! I’m a woman but luckily 38 so have never needed to go to the loo with a friend!

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  • You're not wrong in your observations bro. Think of it from an evolutionary standpoint - women on average are physically weaker than the average man. To counter physical threats, you "join forces" or be part of a group "power in numbers" - that's also one of the reasons why women are much more focused on trying to constantly work on developing their social and emotional intelligence their whole lives.

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  • 1 John 2:15-16
    Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
    For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

    2 Corinthians 4:4 - In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    Revelation 12:9 - And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    "Herd mentality, mob mentality and pack mentality, also lesser known as gang mentality, describes how people can be influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors on a largely emotional, rather than rational, basis. When individuals are affected by mob mentality, they may make different decisions than they would have individually."

    Titus 2:12
    “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;”

    -To make a long story short, people who have a group/herd mentality... think worldly and since satan is the God of this world as it is stated in 2 Corinthians (Jesus is the God of the universe, by the way), it is Satan that makes women have a group mentality.

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    • 8 d ago

      A very true spiritual explanation.

    • 7 d ago

      "Spiritual" is far to vague. As if the words of Jesus/God can be compared to other pagan beliefs of Satan.

  • It's how you choose your friends. My friends usually follow me and think like I do. It usually gets annoying after a while and I stop being their friends. It's like I ask "where do you guys want to go?" They respond "I don't know" I say let's go to blank" and They just agree and follow along. I usually pay so that plays a role too. 🖤

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    • 9 d ago

      Damn. They are some real sheep.

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    • 8 d ago

      Awwwww thanks! I have haters who will down vote anything I say so don't worry. 🖤💙💜❤️

    • 8 d ago

      me too

  • you have clearly never seen a champions league match with guys lol Aaaand the after match the next day , guys gather around like some kind of cult discussing it. I see men having just as much groups as women.

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    • 7 d ago

      That's not the kinda group thing I'm talking about. In fact, your example is actually a good thing, in that men are getting together leisurely about it.

      I'm talking about how women operate in groups and are afraid of standing alone whereas men are not. Women who think in groups can be so lacking in courage to the point where they will even not stand up for someone else being joked about or criticized by their group because they fear being hated by their group for showing back bone.

      Also, women more often seem to think they need groups to feel important or loved whereas men don't really have that kind of thinking a lot.

    • 7 d ago

      hummm... not about that.. women love to gossip and we are very talkative unlike men. but ur argument is partially true, some women do it to feel "important"...

  • I'm not really a group thinker, I tend to do better on my own because I don't think the way others do. I don't have any female friends but if I did, I wouldn't have to think as a group because that's not how I roll. Getting someones opinion is one thing but allowing how they think to effect what you think or do, is a totally different thing. I'm not that person. So, I can't really speak for other women, only for myself.

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  • Not saying that women are weak minded at all.

    I think it comes from our instincts as early humans.
    Women stayed in the village while most of the men left to hunt, women tended to the children, made clothing, etc so thinking as one made life less hectic and chaotic.
    Women are biologically built that way.

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    • 8 d ago

      i think he said hive-minded.. not weak minded.
      Im anti-women personality... and i dont think they are weak at all... they are the reason why men still exist lol... men are the dumb ones.
      and what you are talking about is women's natural instinct to nurture... but now.. instincts are fading into feminism... whats the point of a man when the woman wants to be a man eh?

    • 8 d ago

      @Tdieseler yea I know he said hive minded

    • 8 d ago

      just stating a point.

  • One word... "men"
    they dont understand us (and sadly, most dont even try)
    Men have a group mindset too... but usually in a situation... now when trying to accomplish something with another person. Straight men at least.
    You know how they say "women talk"? guys talk too... but with guys... its simpler... with women, they just see something, they want it, so they try to do what the other person did to attain it.
    With guys... they just find THEIR way to attain it.
    One of the reasons i say women are crazy lol... just because it worked for the other person doesn't mean it will work for you.

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    • 8 d ago

      Yes! Exactly this! This is what I mean.

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    • 8 d ago

      @Tdieseler True point there too lol.

    • 8 d ago

      yea... once you class one girl above the others... yikes...

  • I don't know man the woman have this shitty sheep mentality but some woman are pretty good and hate this kind of attitude. I was shocked to hear that ladies literally targeted her for that, I mean they bitch about it a lot.

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  • Probably because women are more open to the opinions of others then men are. Why that is I have no idea. But men in an all male setting have alpha male tendencies.

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    • 8 d ago

      If women were more open to people's opinions then that would include men and not trying to disregard what men are thinking or trying to talk about.

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    • 7 d ago

      @Shuri Just look at history. Philosophy, government, economics, science, technology, etc. are all built of the work of many people over many generations sharing ideas. Men dominated all of those fields because they were open to many different people’s ideas and were able to make connections and push humanity forward. Saying ”like whatever totally for sure” can’t trump thousands of years of proof against your position.

    • 7 d ago

      Update: You asked a question and you got your answer. You don’t have to like them but to dismiss the women comments just because you don’t agree make you look ridiculous.

  • I have seen this too among groups of friends. One usually makes the decision for all even after asking every one's opinion. I do this with my wife. I ask where she wants to eat, and i make the qualifier "No they dont make you choose, they dont make i dont know, they dont make i have no idea" so on and so forth. I make her choose in our relationship because i dont want to be the only one making decisions.

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  • Because women need the protection of the tribe.
    It goes back thousands and thousands of years

    Women needed attention to procreate and then they needed societal acceptance to help raise and nurture their baby. This natural, beautiful instinct has been hijacked by advertisers and social engineers

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  • This may well hold true for most women. I however cannot relate at all, being a total individualist. I have often found myself to not fit in with groups of women, and I am a lot more comfortable in male dominated settings.

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  • It is strange because in some ways it seems they are and in some ways not. They tend to have more friends, but they also tend to dislike such things as other women having the same outfit as them, which men don't really care about, they also do not emphasize things like nation, social class, and race in their political thinking as much as men do.

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  • Whether through nature or nurture (or probably both), women are naturally more relationship focused. They did an experiment recently on young children, and the girls were slightly more likely to choose their leader based on feelings about each other rather than who was the best - this was a high demonstration of empathy in 6-8 year olds. The group of boys decided through competition which focused more on dominance.

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    • 7 d ago

      Girls are generally taught from a young age to be very nice and consider others. Boys don't have this reinforced as much, whenever they get rough it's usually accepted as "boys will be boys".

  • If you think about almost all humans have a "group mentality" on certain topics. You have a group that disagrees/agrees on issues about politics, religion, education, economics, music, fashion, love etc... It's just what humans do, we are social creatures that follow the herd cause we want a place of acceptance with people who match out personalities.

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  • The sisterhood of course. Women have always stuck together. Even though they are competitive AF, and want to kill each other sometimes. It's a bond, and a unique one at that. Just like there is a special bond between a mother and a daughter, that no man can ever equal.

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  • For me, it is just more fun and less lonely to do things with a group. With that said, i am introverted and have social anxiety so I try to stay in the background of a group.

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  • If you get a large enough group of women together they may have one brain between them.

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  • hey, my initial thoughts im agreeing on principle rather than the rule as both sexes have all the same make up, perhaps in strengths empathetic and emotional connections between females can link us simply by being through similar life experiences, when a girl is having a bad crash, girls won't try to solve it more support whatever is said at the time even if you may not entirely agree in truth, now this is where i could see and have seen guys straight up take the piss speak the harsh truth in a jestful manner, to another guy, to me its outright wicked and harsh and i always feel for the subject guy. I've often wondered if this kind of guy behaviour actually does wound inside even though they may never say? ftr im more of a go to one trusted girl privately precisely because of group behaviour, never trust them with a secret! lol xx

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    • 8 d ago

      I'm a guy and I would rather hear the harsh truth.

    • 8 d ago

      It does hurt sometimes, but it is still better than not knowing the truth.

  • I'm not a cliquish type of person - The only time I can stand to be part of a large group of girls is if most of the girls are quiet cause I find with woman - you are either talking one one one and taking limited turns to speak or you guys are competing with each other to dominate the conversation. With guys I find getting into groupie settings is easier - cause guys seems to be better at synchronizing their thoughts and comments together so that you could have 3 or 4 talk at the same time and the conversation would not seem awkward but this might also because guys are more direct than woman and easier to satisfy in the social sense.

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  • They like to be in group to compare themselves with other females and be better than them

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  • Sorry, men are even worse for this in my opinion. Groups of men are much more likely to participate in seriously anti-social behavior than groups of women.

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  • I think a lot of women are competitive of each other and they like to hang out to know what they are competing against. I'm not saying all women are like this. I personally had a hard time dealing with multiple women. I grew up in my moms salons and I observed how they competed and gossiped about each other. It was something I found to be uncool. I'm not perfect but it taught me I don't need to be the prettiest, smartest, or funniest. I'm liked for how I am. And if I'm not liked for who I am that's ok too.

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  • I don’t know. My guess would be that they are just less powerful/dominate so they are more prone to being submissive and following a stronger individual. How many times have you had an idea and a girl says that sounds really exciting/I’m really interested in doing that after you’ve shared your interest. A lot of them kind of just latch on and go along for the ride. They want you to plan things and initiate them. The same is probably true in groups of girls. A stronger more aggressive girl takes a position and others just go along for the ride. There is less in fighting through direct disagreement and contest of power, and more passive aggressive sabotage when they disagree. Men also follow other men, but they are more likely to challenge a bad decision or even punch another guy in the nose if he’s fucking up.

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  • Because they're too weak to do things on their own and need each other. Men are more likely to be lone wolves and this is why I don't believe in love.

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  • This seems to be an American thing. I don’t notice this so much in NZ.

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    • 7 d ago

      Oh so that’s why Muslim women pray together separate from the men, and why there are women only floors in Japanese hotels It’s because they are Americans… Makes a lot of sense.

  • That multicultural group reminds me of Zoom
    What makes women have group mentality?

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  • Gossip. That's the only thing that bonds women. And it's a brittle bond aswell.

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  • Women don't possess any unique reasoning for adopting a collective state of mind

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  • Women in general are much more impressionable than men.

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  • By nature, women are more collectivist, rather than individualist.

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  • I think it’s an instinct like in the animal packs like. Plus it’s nice to have friends you can relate.

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  • Well it depends on how open and dedicated they are even so the answer isn't that simple

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  • I have no idea... group think is not my way

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  • It seems more prevalent in men to me.

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    • 8 d ago

      You don't believe that.

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    • 8 d ago

      Women foolishly think they should be liked rather than respected.

    • 8 d ago

      @MzAsh Probably true.

  • I'm a bit of a loner.

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  • I don't know. Can't relate

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  • Groups

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  • Because men lead and women follow

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  • Find what they have in common, if they fight towards a same goal that will benefit them, they will work as a group.

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  • woman look for resources

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    • 8 d ago

      they lie to themselves lol

  • To be honest I'm abit of a lone wolf, I really don't like hanging around with big groups of girls, I'm not saying I'm any better but they are usually very toxic and fake friendship groups. I'd rather have one good friend then a tone of fake bitches. Most my friends are men, they are usually very easy going and care free, they don't take anything personally and are very accepting.

    But I do appreciate how woman always support and look out for each other no matter what. It's difficult being a woman sometimes and we all have each others backs because we'd hope if we were ever in a difficult situation someone would do the same for us, we've all had the same struggles and experiences at times and when girls rally together we can really make a powerful change. If women made as much effort as they do hating each other on supporting and sticking up for each other instead we could really make big differences.

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