Women, you’re too hard on yourselves. So says psychologist Alice Doma, who’s spent a couple of decades studying these things. “What’s hard is to get women to accept what she says is obvious to men: Perfection is not attainable,” she tells the Boston Globe.
Hmmm, perfection as a gender-specific goal?
John Gray, author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” doesn’t think so. “We all seek it. It’s why we have trouble delegating when we’re overwhelmed and why we find ourselves overwhelmed in the first place. Gender aside, our to-do lists are just too long these days,” he says.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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