Are Women More Attuned to Extra-Sensory Perception Than Men?

Are Women More Attuned to Extra-Sensory Perception Than Men?

by Lindsay on June 23, 2011

in Environment, Intuition

Today’s article is a guest post by Angela Artemis from Powered by Intuition. It’s a pleasure to have Angela writing for TDA. Please leave Angela a comment and let her know your thoughts on this subject!

Woman attuned to ESP

Are women more attuned to ESP?

Every psychic development course I’ve ever gone to has been attended by a greater number of women than men.

Have you noticed that too?

Judging solely by the numbers, it seems that women are much more interested in developing their intuition than men are.

Could the reason for women outnumbering men in the field of intuition be based upon the fact that women are more able to tap into their intuitive faculties than men?

Does it have to do with the way women are socialized to empathize with others or could there be more of a physiological reason?

There may be a case for believing that women possess more of the biological functions necessary for being more attuned to intuitive cues, based on some recent research findings.

One of the important traits to come into play when you’re developing psychically is the ability to notice subtle changes in the way things look, or appear. Women register these subtle changes far more often than men. A woman may be able to tell from registering these subtle changes in a person’s face what emotions the person is experiencing. This is a practical and necessary skill when giving readings for clients.

Studies show that women are better at facial recognition than men.  Scientists theorize that this is due to the fact that women are more interested in emotional bonding based upon their need to recognize, bond and nurture their offspring. To put this in perspective, how many days did you have to wait for your spouse to notice that you’d had a hair cut? Your wife probably noticed the minute you walked in the door. Your husband probably needed a few hints like, “Do you notice anything different about me honey?”

Women are often more aware of subtle changes in tone than men. Studies show that women have slightly better hearing than men. They derive “more” meaning from hearing the same sentence than men because of their ability to hear at a wider range. They can pick-up changes in tone more easily and from that, sense the emotional signals that are encoded in the words they’re hearing. This could explain why women are more apt to know someone is emotionally upset, even before the person has told them so.

Another reason women lean toward the more intuitive side may be due to estrogen levels. Estrogen may cause them to experience emotions more deeply, especially during certain times of their menstrual cycle. The ability to feel someone’s emotional pain and share their emotions is called empathy. Studies show that women exhibit more of an empathic response than men do and are more sensitive to emotions than men.

Comparative brain studies also show that there are physiological differences in men and women’s brains and that the way information is processed due to those differences is why women and men respond to the same input so differently. Women tend to emote more and are more sensitive to feelings when communicating, while men are more solution oriented and logical.

While all of this information supports the case for women’s physiology being more conducive to intuition, a 2006 study conducted by Dr. Richard Wiseman asking men and women to identify “fake smiles” versus “sincere smiles” had more men guessing correctly over the women respondents. So what can we conclude from this? Men are better at guessing whose smile is genuine over women, or are men equally as intuitive as females? Or, perhaps it means men are better at identifying mates to have sex with? Maybe knowing who is sincerely interested in them versus disingenuous is an important factor in propagating our species?

My own ‘gut feeling’ is that in addition to possible biological factors giving women the intuitive edge, women are socialized to be more comfortable expressing and discussing emotions and this allows them to express their intuitive side more easily. Expressing effusive emotion hasn’t been a socially acceptable behavior for men, and while that may be changing, for the most part men still refrain in larger numbers than women from doing things that are classified as “touchy feely” such as actively using or developing their intuition.

At Powered by Intuition, I focus on intuition development as a success skill and do receive a fair amount of questions from male readers. Perhaps if more men were aware of the practical uses for their intuition they wouldn’t be so fast to shy away from developing their intuition. Personally, I’d love to see more men open up to developing their intuition. Years ago I dated a psychic and found it quite exciting to have met my intuitive match! Not to mention that he always knew just what I wanted…….’nuff said!

What are your views on which of the sexes is more intuitive? Were there any specific experiences that helped you arrive at this conclusion? Do you have any ideas on how we can help men become more comfortable with their intuition?

Angela Artemis is an author, blogger, intuitive coach, and clairvoyant from the New York area. She’s also a financial salesperson with 25 year background in financial planning, private banking and real estate finance. She blogs at:


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Julie | A Clear Sign June 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

Men tend to be way more apt to “just know” and act upon their intuition, even if they don’t recognize it as such or discuss it. In fact, whenever my head is tied up in a knot over making a decision, I always ask the men in my life for clarity – and they come right out with a good solution. Their brains tend to be wired toward solutions.

Angela Artemis/Poweredbyintuition June 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Hi Julie,

Yes, you’re absolutely right about that – and recent scientific studies support this!

Angela Artemis/Poweredbyintuition June 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I wanted to thank you for your gracious invitation to guest post at The Daily Awe. Thank you for hosting me here to day.
It’s a pleasure to be here and to share an article with your readers.
All my best,

Lindsay June 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm

It is my pleasure to have your article here on The Daily Awe, Angela! I respect you & your work. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Justin | Mazzastick June 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Hi Angela/ Lindsay

I believe that letting men know that intuition doesn’t make them any less manly is a start. Men have the ability to use intuition just as easily as women but the question is will they publicly admit it.

I was born intuitive, psychic, empath and all of the other things that most males are not supposed to be . My son also displays the same qualities.

I don’t know where I got my spiritual gifts from because I am the only one in my family who openly talks about it.

If we could show how intuition could help men achieve their goals and make important decisions in their life then maybe there would be less resistance to it.

Look at all of these cooking shows on television that have taken a feminine concept like cooking and turned it into a “manly” thing by having contests, judges, eliminations and prizes.

If it were possible to take something like intuition and make it more manly than other men would follow suit IMHO.

Lindsay June 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Justin, I was hoping you\’d weigh in on this topic! So glad you did. You are absolutely right that if it was more socially acceptable for men to be intuitive & open to this stuff, more of you guys would come out of the woodwork. Although I think many women are more sensitive than men, I think a lot of this has to do with society\’s projections and expectations on us.

I\’d like to see a day where the world is balanced out with male/female energy in all aspects.

Angela Artemis/Poweredbyintuition June 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hi Justin,

I definitely agree. The connotation of intuition being a feminine attribute has to change before a larger segment of the male population will openly accept it.

Kenya June 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Thank you Lindsay and Angela for this wonderful thought provoking article. I feel you hit it on the nail when you said that this influenced mainly by society and possibly culturally learned. When you take these influences away, our spirits all connect the same way and our physical vessel is what makes us different. Men and women both have female and male energies…and when these are balanced, it leaves a person who is centered, intune, and open…

Angela Artemis/Poweredbyintuition June 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Hi Kenya,

Great points and very true!

Todd | Channelingmyself July 4, 2011 at 7:48 am

Hi Angela,

I think you hit the nail on the head when you talked about women being more in touch with their emotions than men. I can’t say that I know of or have known many male psychics but I have had two psychic readings in my life, both by men. And I will say that both men seemed to be more in touch with there feminine side. Let’s say that both weren’t the physical, masculine type. Now I’m not trying to place stereotypes here but I agree that men who have psychic abilities are more in touch with their emotions.

Nathan July 7, 2011 at 4:36 am

Hmm, I have to agree with previous comments. While ladies around me use to say “I feel, I think, I sense”, I tend to say “I just know” – no analysis, no thinking process, the information is here. Like ladies are aware of intuition, and guys just use it :).

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