October 9th, 2007

SMRT

how are you sad?

kitty, who i guess would know, told me yesterday a list of typical differences between the male and female experience of depression. i come out with 3 male, 3 female, and 1 neutral. i'm curious how other people match up, so here is a poll for you. i'll tabulate this (by gender, and anything else that strikes me as interesting) for your various edutainments, but i won't say who said what, in case anyone cares.
i've starred the ones that are me.

Poll #1068545 how are you sad?

you consider yourself

male
8(28.6%)
female
20(71.4%)
else
0(0.0%)

1

*female: you turn pain inward (take it out on yourself)
16(59.3%)
male: direct pain outward (take it out on others)
4(14.8%)

2

female: you feel anxious and scared
8(30.8%)
male: you feel suspicious and guarded
14(53.8%)

3

female: you feel you were born to fail
12(48.0%)
*male: you feel the world set you up to fail
11(44.0%)

4

female: you feel slowed down and nervous
10(38.5%)
*male: you feel restless and agitated
13(50.0%)

5

*female: you have trouble setting boundaries
11(42.3%)
male: you need control at all costs
13(50.0%)

6

*female: you feel guilty for what you do
15(55.6%)
male: you feel ashamed for who you are
10(37.0%)

7

female: you are uncomfortable receiving praise
10(37.0%)
*male: you are frustrated if not praised enough
9(33.3%)


note! kitty has posted a whole bunch more differences in the comments, if yer interested. i don't feel like making another poll tho, so science will just have to suck it.
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