Bit baffled by the last one, to be honest. I don't know how often the question "does my bum look big in this" is asked in boardrooms up and down the country. But I bet it doesn't come up at the typical late-night emergency strategy session where everybody's looking tense and talking about upside risks and under-capitalisation and shouting "damn".
This is the report from Nick Drydakis at Anglia Ruskin that originates the Mail article. The abstract could certainly be - well, abstracted from its context to produce the Mail's article.
Whilst men and women in certain occupations might face positive wage rewards when they have empathising and systemising traits and work atypical of those common to their gender, it would appear that evaluating individuals’ empathising, systemising and brain type is perceived to be important for employees’ wage returns.I think it's applying the male and female concept that causes the concern. That being good at organising helps you up the career ladder to an extent is truism. The minute you suggest this is a male-brain thing you end up in the world of Harry Enfield's "Mr Cholmondeley Warner".
Before you know where you are, this diagram
..... has become this one.....
So here's some better advice.
- If you have tend to worry about people you've never met because they're a different colour;
- have stopped eating any kind of foods because they give you cancer;
- think benefits are for lazy people
- If you think a Labour leader wanting to win an election is an act of betrayal;
- Have an unstoppable urge to tell other people they should believe what you do;
- Are condescending about religious people, poor people and Conservatives
- Eat only coffee that has passed through the digestive tract of small animals in a responsibly-managed clearing in a Balinese rainforest
- If you still think new evidence will come out about the death of Princess Diana;
- Worry about the price of your house should a new Ice Age break out tomorrow;
- Are obsessed with ISIS
- If you have a fondness for photographs of young women getting their exam results;
- Still think we have an Empire;
- Think that not enough people taking up the sport of rowing is a national problem;
You have a Daily Telegraph brain. You will probably end up as Chief Executive. Just as soon as your dad retires.
- If you think the latest soap-opera stories are important;
- Care who Ryan Giggs may or may not have slept with;
- Stick a pen or cigarette behind your ear in case you need it
It's not about psychobabble about "masculine" and "feminine" brains that we need to look. It's the walls in our own brains that stop us evaluating people equally and fairly for the skills and personalities they possess.