Sex differences in human societies in behaviors and abilities have been a question of public as well as scientific interests. Assumption are usually made that females are more socially oriented and more skillful than males. Early childhood is a crucial time tremendous growth across all the stages of development. At this of development children begin to develop fine motor skills which are accompanied with children rapid changes in the language and cognitive development.
Different cultures find great consistency in the desired gender role behavior. The society believes that male should be independent, assertive as well as competitive. On the other hand female are seen to be more supportive, sensitive as well as passive in their characters. There are a number of different characteristics and development behaviors between male and female. Girls since birth they are said to be a neurological and physically boys have mature muscular development but are very vulnerable in terms of hereditary anomalies and to diseases. At early age girls excel in verbal skills while boys excel in math skills and visual spatial. Boys are more aggressive while girls are nurturing. The excellent performance ability of boys in mathematics is due to their spatial visual abilities (Lawson, 2015).
In early childhood becomes an apparent pattern of play. It appears in the segregated gender play groups as well as toy preference. Boys’ plays are rough and tumble while girls do not involve in the aggressive behavior but instead they shy away from them.
As I was growing up I developed realizing a sense of believing and gaining self, self-concept which was as a result of mass influence attitudes, behaviors, and believes that I was exposed to. Parental guidance played a bigger in role in realizing what is required of me and realizing what it means to be a female or male and some of the various activities that I was required to do according to my sexuality, what was expected of me.
The Individualism collectivisms are one of the cultural syndromes which seem to have the most significant differences among cultures. Individualism emphasizes on the personal achievement and freedom. According to individualist culture give awards to the personal accomplishment such as personal innovations, discoveries or humanitarian achievement which makes every individual stand out as their own. Collectivism on the other hand is the opposite of individualism. Collectivism emphasizes the broad aspect of individuals in a larger group, encourages conformity as well as discouraging ones from standing out and dissenting Tamm, 2015). .
As a way of protecting self-concept from negative criticism or attitudes towards you self enhancement is the best approach. Surveys have been carried out as a way of avoiding cultural biases on the individual self-concepts. The results shows that positive relationships and enhancements are found as a way of sharing psychological well-being, emotional adjustment and other behaviors too. Self-concept must be a beneficial functioning among individuals and should be actively seen in the individualist cultures as viewed that everyone is unique and their characteristics are independent (Tamm, 2015).
Therefore, an individual should have a positive attitude towards themselves as well as maintaining a positive self-concept so that we may have a self enhancement and development. In addition according to individualist they should believe that everyone should take care of themselves positively despite how the societies view them. One should view themselves in a positive dimension even if the society has some negative views on them. For self-concept and self-development one should focus on achieving their own goals rather than that of the society, group or tribe. However, it is not a bad thing to depend on the society for self-development but rather individual view on themselves matters a lot.
Lawson, K. M., Crouter, A. C., & McHale, S. M. (2015). Links between family gender socialization experiences in childhood and gendered occupational attainment in young adulthood. Journal of vocational behavior, 90, 26-35.
Tamm, A. (2015). Conflicts and their management in early childhood and adolescence (Doctoral dissertation).
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