On the way to work this morning our local radio personalities were discussing this article, "25 Universal Truths about Men." They were listing off the 25 things that this person, Bob Grant, has deemed to be true about every man. I am sitting in the passenger seat thinking that some of these are ridiculous, and look over to see my loving fiance nodding along in agreement with the list. What? Really? It was an eye opening morning in our little Volkswagen. Here are some of the "truths" that evoked fervent agreement from my other half:
2. I hate arguing with you. I’d much rather find a compromise.
8. I don’t read minds. Remember, I’m not a girl.
11. I hate being told what to do when I don’t ask for help. It makes me feel like you’re my mother.
13. Being respected is more important to me than being loved.
15. When I’m upset, I am very tone sensitive. How you say it is more important than what you say.
16. I hate it when you minimize/ignore my compliments. It makes me want to stop giving them.
18. I don’t always know how I feel. That’s why I don’t tell you.
19. If I do one thing and say something contradictory, go with my actions—that will always tell you what’s in my heart.
21. If I don’t share what I’m thinking it’s because I don’t think you will listen without interrupting.
I'll admit that I am one to brush off compliments (really? I think I look terrible in these pants) and can definitely be on the bossy side, so I can't say that all of these were shocking. But I am glad that he didn't agree with the list in it's entirety (number 1 is a little disturbing). You can read the entire article here. What do you think? Accurate list? Have you ever had any "eye opening" conversations that gave you insights into your significant other?