A little over a year ago, I had an interesting conversation with a female friend. Over the course of an hour, she discussed two guys: one, a male friend who was acting clingy and the other, her boyfriend who was acting like an asshole.
After our conversation, it dawned on me that these two male behaviors are on far ends of the same spectrum and she, a normal woman, was turned off by both. So I drew a line. Then I filled in the rest of the chart. Before I knew it, I had a model that could be used to predict behavior – to an extent, of course.
I like to say this chart is in the same school as the Hot/Crazy Matrix that took the internet by storm a few years ago, but it is a different class.
After I memorized it, I showed this chart to several female friends, bartenders, and servers. They were all impressed. Which made me think I was on to something.
Unfortunately, I drew it out for the woman who inspired it after we spent a day drinking. Telling her why I drew it didn’t sit very well with her. Sorry to say it might be one of the reasons we aren’t friends anymore. But enough of that story …
Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring to you, after months of tinkering and designing it just right, “Understanding Women” (aka “The Guy’s Guide to a Woman’s Interest”).
Please let me know what you think!