Women will be surprised by what the researchers found out about them! (And men will be fascinated and grateful to know their secrets.) In these following pages are 12 valuable research findings about the strongest basic needs of women, plus some interesting news on men.
Here is the researchers' first big news: Women's behavior today is driven primarily by ancient DNA from their female ancestors who lived over the past millions of years. Women have been doing some of the same behaviors for millions of years. And this is true for all women in all cultures.
Women's first and deepest unconscious need is to survive and protect their children, present and future. Interestingly, the proven best way for women to survive in the past millions of years was to have close friends for protection and assistance, especially during child bearing years. Women's ancestors for millions of years had to give birth and raise their children in a hostile world that required help from other women. Men have not been much help throughout history. So women are DNA-wired to develop good RELATIONSHIPS with all other women for survival purposes, even though today their world is not so dangerous.
Women back in ancient times had to face more dangers than they could cope with by themselves, so having good friendships with as many other women as possible meant a better chance for survival. (Plus giving birth to babies with no help from men meant women friends were essential!) So in women's DNA evolved a need and the skills for automatically creating close relationships because that was essential for safety and survival.
Close relationships have not been important to men for their survival for millions of generations. In fact, men have evolved to be competitive and combative in order to survive.
Men and women are driven by different needs in their ancient DNA from their ancestors.
One of women's strongest needs is for building trusting relationships with other women to insure survival. This need is in all women's DNA from their millions of female ancestors.
© Copyright 2008, revised 2013 by Lawrence Rodrigues, M.S., Director: EastWest Institute for Self-Understanding
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