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 the 12 most 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. Yes, women today want what their ancestors needed in order to survive in a past dangerous world! Amazingly, women are unconsciously acting as if they may die at any time from predators both animal and men! And women in all cultures and countries today still feel the need to protect themselves just as their ancient ancestors did, even though the world conditions are very much different today.
Women's first and deepest need is to survive and protect their children, present and future. The proven best way for women to survive for 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 very different.
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 creating close relationships because that was needed for safety and survival.
Men are very different. What evolved in men over past millions of years was a need to be independent and strong. In fact, men are more incline to be competitive and combative in order to survive. So good close relationships have not been important to men for their survival.
Men and women are driven by different needs in their ancient DNA from their ancestors over past millions of years.
Top priority for women is building trusting relationships to insure survival.
© Copyright 2008, revised 2013 by Lawrence Rodrigues, M.S., Director: EastWest Institute for Self-Understanding
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