Has anyone else noticed that on the Sign Up/Log-In page of this site, the photo shows twice as many women as men? I haven't counted the number of males versus females here, so I am not sure that the photo portrays the situation accurately. I also wondered if that picture has any correlation to the age old truth that most women speak 500 words for a man's one word (okay, that might be a slight exaggeration). If that is the case, it makes sense that more women would have reason to join a site called "Chatters".
Another stereotypical thing I have heard for a long time, is that men often talk with goal of problem solving, and women often just like to talk, to express themselves. Now, that is a little different than "just to hear themselves talk".
On the other hand, I have met some very chatty men, and some very quiet women.
I enjoy talking, or just feel the need to at times. When I am very stressed/sad/confused/angry (at the same time or separately), it sometimes helps to talk it out with my spouse or a trusted friend. Even when I am happy and excited about something, I might want to share it.
What happens to me is, I'll take information in and process it. I call myself a delayed reaction person. I usually think about things for a day or two, then the emotion of it will need to come out. Or I will have a moment of revelation! I get so many thoughts and emotions all jumbled up in my head and heart. Being able to express all that verbally, (or even in written form) really helps me sort it all out! I can actually work through my "stuff" as I transfer it from brain to audible words.
I have a couple of girlfriends who I can spill to, without fear of judgment. I also know they "get me". I am so thankful for them. (I return the favor for them). My husband usually gets me and can be a good listener with great insight. I do try to give the poor guy a break though....when I am really on a roll and he gets that blank stare.
I'll admit that I did not try to make this piece professionally bloggish. I'm just sharing my thoughts and babbling on and on, like a typical woman.
What think ye, boys and girls? Do tell.