Friday, August 19, 2016
Men or Women: Who's More Suited for Analysis?
Today, following question was posted in the comments section:
"Who do you think is more suited for analysis, men or women?"
The best analysis is team analysis and the best team assembled for analysis has a female attribute to it.
There is a significant difference between male and female analysts. As is within biology (nature) the male-female dynamic is "complimentary" in scope.
Male and Female
The strongest female analysts I work with see and own their emotional component. The self awareness is acute. They often hold great pity towards a subject, want to nurture the subject and even "fix" the issue, which is often criminal.
Self awareness is key.
The strongest male analysts I work with see and own their logical component, often missing or minimizing the emotional component. This is critical. Self awareness must exist for them to succeed.
When analyzing, we seek to "enter into" the language; that is to know what the subject knows. In order to do this, we must experience the subject's emotions.
The Will of Man
What determines the will of mankind?
The will is the seat of the intellect and the emotions. The "mind" or the "heart" makes decisions on what it knows, and what it feels about what it knows. The knowledge gleaned early in life is accompanied by hormonal influence (HGH in children, for example) that accompanies development. These lessons are deeply ingrained within us in early childhood.
Therefore, if a subject is considering theft from his company, before he is hired we seek to learn if there is an invisible internal resistance to theft.
There is the intrusion of video or surveillance cameras and other 'forensics' such as computer fingerprints, receipts, eye witnesses and so forth, but in the interview, we seek to learn if the subject was taught, in early childhood, that theft was morally wrong.
To teach Subject A that hitting someone hurts them at age 3 is very different than teaching Subject B that hitting someone hurts them at age 21.
When analyzing, we seek to understand, intellectually and emotionally, the subject. Once grasped, we are now ready for "the expected" in language (and behavior) to emerge.
Where males lack this is something that not only do females assist in, but actually teach. The same with the female analysts who are aware of their superiority in emotional capacity and look to points by males. In the realm of the "expected", I find females are slightly better in dealing with female subjects, than I find males. Yet, in crime, males outnumber females greatly. A 50-50 split for a team is not always useful and when we move to the interview, the profile of the subject will dictate gender if two equally talented interviewers are available.
Political narrative today says there are no differences between males and females (and introduce new classifications to garner votes) but if you were to receive an anonymous threatening letter, you would want the writer identified for your family's safety and would care not for the exploitation that politicians use upon the masses to obtain votes. The need to know supersedes the emotional manipulation of a short term elected politician. This is best seen in the myriad of restrictions placed by the government on Human Resource professionals. They study, year after year, the ever growing list of things they cannot ask prospective employees.
Yet when the government hires, these same restrictions do not apply. They say "but we have security needs..." as if their own needs are more important than others. Thus, looking at this today, politicians who want neither fences nor guns have both for their families, but not for the public.
This form of exploitation ("moral narcissism") is very successful today.
By virtue of our environment, the scales of difference, within male and female, in our thinking varies. I was raised with 7 sisters which lends itself to female perspective. I once worked for a very highly logical female manager. She was the most efficient, professional and talented supervisor I experienced.
Yet it is the norms we use to establish pattern and later, principle.
Men and women speak differently because men and women think differently. Or another might say,
Men and women think differently, which is why they speak differently.
It is uniquely a complimentary relationship in nature and thus by design.
Male analysts need to work at the emotional component, while female analysts need to be aware of this powerful emotional component.
Both must enslave themselves to the subject, and anchor themselves to principle.
They are in analysis as they are in nature: complimentary.