I am a woman. I have to give men a lot of credit. I don’t know how you deal with women, let alone find yourselves attracted to women. I work in an office with eight, yes eight, women. I love all of the women with whom I work. However, I think having that many women, with only 4 men to counterbalance the estrogen with testerone, is a recipe for disaster.
So, over the next few days, I am going to look at the positives and negatives of perceived weaknesses.
We are territorial –the insane
Women are pretty territorial. I’ve been trying to figure out the root of this…but I’ve not been able to figure it out. I grew up with a sister. When we were children, I always let my sister have her way. I am a bit of a push over, admittedly. But since I’ve become an adult, I’ve become more territorial over the stupidest things. Like my stapler at work. And my pillows. If you were to take one of my pillows, I literally couldn’t sleep. Take away one of my five blankets, I’d chase you down. I know, it’s irrational. Borderline insane. I know I’m not alone. I may be the only one admitting it…but I know I’m not alone.
We are territorial-the good
Being territorial isn’t always a bad thing. It is one of the qualities that makes me a good assistant. I am a gate keeper by nature. Don’t try to get where you don’t belong. Don’t come in without an appointment. Ask me for intellectual property, and I’ll stare you down like a lioness protecting her cubs. I am loyal to the death. Once you are in with me, it takes a pretty big breach of trust to lose my loyalty.
So, being territorial can be toxic. But, in the correct circumstances, it can be a good thing as well.