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mythee wrote:

I've read that studies have found that women tend to orient themselves more relationally (every location relative to other locations) while men tend to orient themselves more with a mental bird's-eye-view kind of map, so it's kinda the opposite of the instincts you just described.


I orient myself with a GTA styled overhead map. See GTA teaches you how to navigate and plot courses
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because we don't want someone telling us what to do!

also, because its a adventure.
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Rujikin wrote:

I orient myself with a GTA styled overhead map. See GTA teaches you how to navigate and plot courses


Lol, I'm similar, Zelda style compass.

If I go North for awhile I'll find it when I need to go east.

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Rujikin wrote:


mythee wrote:

I've read that studies have found that women tend to orient themselves more relationally (every location relative to other locations) while men tend to orient themselves more with a mental bird's-eye-view kind of map, so it's kinda the opposite of the instincts you just described.


I orient myself with a GTA styled overhead map. See GTA teaches you how to navigate and plot courses

If girls weren't presently half of the gaming population, I would say 'EUREKA! The cause it found! Maybe the different brain-navigation style is due to video games!'

Alas.
I don't even know how I orient myself. I mainly backtrack by how I remember moving, mentally retracing my steps. It's not a very good way to orient oneself when memory is unreliable for rarely-visited paths.
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And here I'd just turn my ass around and probably punch a tree, if I get lost.
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I don't ask directions because most people don't know directions and I'm not going to ask someone who is barely familiar with the area get me even more lost. Some people will just point in a direction to pretend they know where to go.
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haikinka wrote:

I have a very punchable face. Asking people scares me.


c-can I punch it..... senpai?...
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The only people I know who do this are arrogant know it-alls, or people who are too shy for their own good.

When all else fails, most reasonable people would eventually ask for directions.
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If I iz confused. I ask for directions. I don't need no male pride BS. I rely on other people's support!
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macht_gut wrote:

My dad will never ask for directions until he is tired of hearing my mom ask why he does not stop and ask. I just thought that my dad was different. Apparently, both of my brothers are the same. They will also not ask until they get frustrated. My dad actually calls these "adventures" “shortcuts”. And that I should just enjoy the experience. I call them “longcuts”. And think he should have look at the map. I've driven with my male co-workers and they do the same!! So it must be a common thing with men. My question is: men, why rise your blood pressure and just stop and ask? Or worst get tone deaf. I'm concern about your health. This could be a health crises!


Even though the "We Are Better Than You" Why-parody threads are now becoming the CR Forum equivalent of Seltzer & Friedberg comedies (we get them already, make them stop, make them stop!), there is actually a joke-killing real-life answer to this question:

Science believes that some senses were evolutionarily conditioned in genders, and that males, who prehistorically had to travel long distances for hunting, developed a better "internal compass" for judging direction, and men tend to trust their own instincts over a map that's hard to picture in real life.
Thus confusing females who can't understand why no one else has an instinct for "Look, just do what the instructions say, and there'll be no problem at all."

It's ten thousand years too late to complain about it or place blame, but there ya go.


Ejanss, you are such a good sport. Thanks for the scientific explanation. This also explains why Men don't read manuals.
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Ejanss wrote:

Even though the "We Are Better Than You" Why-parody threads are now becoming the CR Forum equivalent of Seltzer & Friedberg comedies (we get them already, make them stop, make them stop!), there is actually a joke-killing real-life answer to this question:

Science believes that some senses were evolutionarily conditioned in genders, and that males, who prehistorically had to travel long distances for hunting, developed a better "internal compass" for judging direction, and men tend to trust their own instincts over a map that's hard to picture in real life.
Thus confusing females who can't understand why no one else has an instinct for "Look, just do what the instructions say, and there'll be no problem at all."

It's ten thousand years too late to complain about it or place blame, but there ya go.
I didn't think that "men don't ask for directions" was actually a thing until I saw an episode of the king of queens....which led me to believe that it's mainly a North American phenomenon.
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mythee wrote:

This reminds me of the time some friends and I went horseback riding too close to sunset and ended up on top of horses in a dark forest where not even the light of the moon could reach the ground

And one of 'em just said "the horses will know where to go!" and kept wanting us to rely on the horses sense of direction but every juncture I would protest saying that the horses were choosing the wrong way, and then she would say no, we should listen to the horses!!111oneone

Eventually when the horse was trying to pass through a wire fence that was randomly strung up in the forest (why??!) she agreed to listen to me instead

So I dismounted and ran in front of the horses to lead them. In the pitch dark I got whacked in the face by a lot of branches, but felt like a total ninja. WORTH IT. (Also, got better at not getting whacked by branches fast. xD) Had us out of that forest in less than 10 minutes.

So, yeah, what's up with people who only ask directions from horses??! Am I right?!


Normally I would agree with you, unless it was Mister Ed




and he was being an ...
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I usually check my directions and alternatives before going on a road trips. Never been lost or delayed once. And all the other guys who relied on their GPS or what people told them always got us lost and I had to reroute us with my memory of locations. Probably why I never rely on others since I've always been the one to be relied on.
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Rujikin wrote:

ASKING QUESTIONS IS WEAKNESS!!! The only valid target for asking questions to is machines because they are mindless servants.

Also since I never pay attention to street names or remember what directions people tell me I'm better off not asking and just looking at a map


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