By Bill Adler Jr.
"The key to knowing males is in knowing how they relate to their instruments. simply because they might appear to express extra curiosity of their computers...or their distant controls...or their fancy watches or their strength mowers or their stereos...doesn't suggest that their toys are particularly crucial issues of their lifestyles. In "Boys and Their Toys", bestselling writer invoice Adler, Jr. explains how males use toys to claim their independence and freedom, relieve rigidity, hook up with their misplaced formative years, or even show their nurturing aspect (without having to confess it). Written in Adler's enjoyable, funny kind, the booklet unearths how ladies can: learn the way a man's curiosity specifically "toys" can be utilized to foretell his habit; understand whilst a guy's ardour for devices crosses the road into obsession and what to do approximately it; reap the benefits of the human-gadget dating to enhance the human-human dating. clever and humorous, "Boys and Their Toys" is helping readers comprehend what makes their males tick...and develop nearer with them within the process."
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99. Watch a chick flick That rapid speeding through the television dial is an act of self-preservation. Being bored isn’t good for one’s mental health. Just look at experiments with rats that are placed in boring environments: Both their physical and mental health deteriorate rapidly. ) Some people find that playing chess or doing crossword puzzles keeps them mentally sharp (and scientists have found that problem solving can help stave off Alzheimer’s disease). Rapid channel surfing may not necessarily preserve and improve men’s intellectual edge, but it does help thwart boredom, which can have very negative effects on men.
But that’s not the case at all, except for the fact that men don’t mind being perceived as workaholics. ) Toys do help contribute to this self-perception, but that’s not even a secondary purpose to what’s called multitasking. Men are compelled to fiddle with their toys while they could, and probably should, be giving their undivided attention to something else. The benefit they derive from appearing to be skilled multitaskers and workaholics only reinforces their playing with certain kinds of toys while at work: Fidgeting with— 52 Boys and Their Toys juggling—several different technologies at the same time at the office not only makes them feel good, but they think that it makes them look good, too.
Flat screen televisions fall into this category, too. Just about any advanced gadget will work for a boy who wanted to be a sorcerer. Keep in mind, by the way, that these men in all likelihood don’t do any magic or own any magic tricks, but if you want to know whether somebody wanted to be a sorcerer when he was a boy, ask him if he knows any card tricks. People rarely learn card tricks later in life, so if a man knows any, chances are it’s something remembered from his childhood How to Pick (or Adapt to) Your Man Based on What Kind of Toy He Wants 25 But what about the man who evolved from this boy?