Women less tolerant of each other than men are
A new report finds that women are less tolerant of each other than men are. Women it appears weight negative information higher than men do. The researchers think that this might be why more women say that they prefer to work for a man than another woman.
The research, published in the US journal Psychological Science, found that women formed a negative view of their peers much quicker than men did.
The team from Emmanuel College in Boston asked male and female college students to rate their room-mates under different scenarios.
When asked to judge how they would rate their room-mates if they carried out a single fictional act of negative behaviour, after they had been otherwise completely trustworthy, women were far more likely to be critical of them.
Men, on the other hand, were much more tolerant.