This doesn’t mean previous generations of husbands didn’t convey honor and respect to their wives, but they did it far differently because their wives’ expectations – and therefore their roles – were much different. When he returned from work, he wasn’t expected to help with cleaning, laundry, or cooking.
He wasn’t “disrespectful” if he didn’t do the dishes without being asked.
Fortunately, Buss gives us a clue – from day one we can evaluate men based on their levels of sincerity, kindness and other indicators of emotional intelligence.
It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results.
Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence.
Women expect more from their husbands than ever before.
The days of us husbands putting our feet up or refusing to share our feelings are long gone.
When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses in 1995, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time.