4 reasons why women need to focus on their inner voice

February 13, 2015

1. Women receive more negative feedback in job reviews than men

88% of the women’s reviews analyzed had critical feedback and only 59% of men’s did. The word “abrasive” was used 17 times to describe 13 different women, but the word never appeared in men’s reviews. In fact, this type of character critique that was absent from men’s reviews showed up in 71 of the 94 critical reviews received by women. 
            Source: Fortune

2. 60% of adult women have negative thoughts about themselves weekly

That’s compared to 36% of men. The survey also found that whether they are engaging in “fat talk” or “old talk,” 77% of adult women and 80% of teen girls complained about their appearance to someone at least once in the past month. 69% of women are unhappy/worry about their tummy.
            Source: Today

3. Women struggle to have confidence in themselves

An article by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman in The Atlantic goes into depth on how women struggle with the confidence gap. One study the authors reference, found that women rated themselves more negatively than men did on scientific ability: on a scale of 1 to 10, the women gave themselves a 6.5 on average, and the men gave themselves a 7.6. When it came to assessing how well they answered the questions, the women thought they got 5.8 out of 10 questions right; men, 7.1. And how did they actually perform? Their average was almost the same—women got 7.5 out of 10 right and men 7.9.  
       Source: The Atlantic

4. Negative thoughts have physical impacts

Dr. Masaru Emoto has spent years studying the impact of positivity and negativity on the formation of water crystals.  By exposing water to a particular word or piece of music, freezing it, and photographing the ice crystals formed, Dr. Emoto has shown that from beautiful words and music, come beautiful crystals, and from mean-spirited, negative words, come malformed and misshapen crystals.  Words have more power than we realize.
            Source: Dr. Masaru Emoto

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