Everyone has a point of view on the topic, but in fact, some differences are quite obvious. A special computer analysis allowed to confirm that there is a strong gender division exists when it comes to topics of conversation and choice of words. The study results show that women are more agreeable and warm than men.
The smart computer program could easily determine the gender of a user by the choice of words, Science Daily reports.
Are women nicer than men?
The computer program analyzed around 10 million messages sent by 65,000 Facebook users in order to examine the vocabulary of men and women. It turned out that women are warmer and more polite in their conversations. Their vocabulary includes words like baby, wonderful, thankful, excited.
The vocabulary preferences of men include a rather different language. They often talk about power tools and use the words like battle, enemy, freedom, win, lose.
These language differences have been studied by the researchers including psychologists and computer experts from the USA and Australia.
The study of language preferences allows to better understand the complexity and diversity of gender differences between the sexes.
It may seem that the findings merely reiterate familiar stereotypes that women mostly discuss the issues of family and fashion. However, if the previous studies suggest that men are more assertive, this research does not support such theory, according to H. Andrew Schwartz, one of the authors of the study and an expert in computer sciences at Stony Brook University. Vice versa, the scientists came to the conclusion that women are even more assertive.
Most likely it is caused by the change in women’s position in modern societies. Ladies become more confident and businesslike. This is naturally reflected in their vocabulary usage, even at the level of correspondence in social networks.
Also, men and women prefer different topics of conversation. Women often talk about friends, family, and social life. Men tend to swear more and often use angrier words. Besides, they discuss objects more than people.