Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences. Vol.7, No.1

Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus

Hina Iqbal1, Toheed Begum2 , Shahid Jan Kakakhel3

1 Department of Psychology, Islamia College Peshawar
2 Shaheed Banazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
3 Assistant Professor, Management Sciences, Abdul Wali Khan University


The underlying theme of this review article is derived from the John Gray’s book Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus which was termed by CNN “a highest ranked non- fiction work of the 1990. The central argument of this review article is that the psychological differences between the genders the central cause of the most of the relationship problems between men and women which is termed as eponymous metaphor. Eponymous metaphor means that men and women are from distinct planets i.e. from Mars and women from Venus respectively. And each of them is acclimated to its own planet's society and customs, but not to those of the other. The review article asserts that each gender can be understood in terms of distinct ways they respond to stress and stressful situations.
Keywords: Communication, Gender differences, societal role




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