A few weeks ago the DJ’s on a local radio station were discussing the book "The Female Brain" which was written by Dr. Louann Brizendine, a psychologist at the University of California. Let me admit up front that I have not read this book. But apparently, Dr. Brizendine's findings have shown that women talk more than men.
Well, duh. Are there really people in the world that haven’t figured this out yet?
She goes on to say that women talk three times as much as men, they devote more brain cells to talking, and they get a buzz from hearing their own voice, similar to that felt by heroine addicts when they get a high.
The first two parts of that statement I'd pretty much agree with (especially in specific situations) but as for the last part... I don’t personally know what a heroine high feels like, but I can tell you this—speaking merely for myself, I don’t get any kind of high from hearing the sound of my own voice.
In fact, many times when I speak it’s not because I want to, it’s because I have to repeat everything I say two and three times. I live in a house filled with males, who all have perfect hearing, but I swear they only hear about 1/3 of what I say. Hence, the need to constantly repeat myself. Frankly, I get tired of doing it.
Maybe I’m just odd though and other women do get a high from hearing the sound of their own voice, but I find it a little hard to believe. What are your thoughts?