Are men too emotional for chess? (Please read before getting offended)

PrincessZara

All the sore losers I've played with seem to be men... /shrug

choving

boys being boys is all my fair lady:)...masters measure self by more than chess clout...

PrincessZara

yikes

jpd10

I will prick you with my long needle for this inflammatory post

RedGirlZ

Is this just a jab at all those other posts asking if WOMEN are too emotional for chess? Cuz if not this is a lame post. 

blueemu

PrincessZara is trolling the trolls.

Deranged
RedGirlZ wrote:

Is this just a jab at all those other posts asking if WOMEN are too emotional for chess?

Yeah of course. It would be way too much of a coincidence otherwise.

Deranged
PrincessZara wrote:

All the sore losers I've played with seem to be men... /shrug

Admittedly this is true. I've played a tonne of poker and chess, and one thing I notice in both competitive games is that men are more likely to rage than women when they lose.

Funnily enough, this is partly because of social conditioning: men are taught that it's okay to be angry but not okay to be sad, and women are taught the opposite, so men are more likely to throw the chessboard across the room in a fit of chimpanzee-like rage, whereas women are more likely to sulk quietly and have feelings of insecurity.

little_guinea_pig
Deranged wrote:
PrincessZara wrote:

All the sore losers I've played with seem to be men... /shrug

Admittedly this is true. I've played a tonne of poker and chess, and one thing I notice in both competitive games is that men are more likely to rage than women when they lose.

Funnily enough, this is partly because of social conditioning: men are taught that it's okay to be angry but not okay to be sad, and women are taught the opposite, so men are more likely to throw the chessboard across the room in a fit of chimpanzee-like rage, whereas women are more likely to sulk quietly and have feelings of insecurity.

chess? I'm not so sure.

Poker? Absolutely!

stscott
Men are less emotional than women, by nature.
krazykat1975

Okay, let me share a story with you, I mean, since you asked. Way back in 1992, I was still a teenager ( and I am a man, btw) and I HATED GYM CLASSES! I was forced to play silly games with the boys just to pass the class. Now, you already probably know where I'm going with this, so bare with me. I would often stand out, because I didn't like the attitudes that they all had. It was a mob mentality, they wanted to win! It didn't matter if they were playing volleyball or dodgeball ( yes, it existed back then), the team I was on wanted to win. Problem was, I was lousy playing any sport. I messed up, I left every boy on that team screaming obscene names at me that you could possibly think of. So. I thought, I'm going to solve this problem. I'm just not going to play, because I don't like the game anyway. The gym teacher told me I had to play or I was getting a big zero for the day. ( Zero just meant you failed the class for the day. I still don't know how that worked. Anyway. On with the story.) Needless to say, i refused, I said: "No, I don't want to play with them. It's just a game, and they get all wound up on me if I lose." I was told to go play with the girls, then. At first, I thought he was joking. Play volleyball with the girls? So, I did. Guess what? I messed up, the girls did not say one word. Nothing! Not one peep. The girls on the other team messed up, they just didn't care who won or lost. They seemed to have the same mentality I did....it was just a game. So, does this mind set "I want to win!" leave mens minds when they're older? No. It doesn't seem so. Men seem to want to be dominate of everything. Government. Fixing things. And chess is no exception to the thought. I've played a few females who get upset when they lose, you're gender is no innocent bystander, but for the most part, I've found them few far and between. I guess it's just in the blood. Glad its not in my blood. Weather you win or lose, if you enjoyed the game, you're a winner! 

krazykat1975

Magnus Carlsen gets very upset when he loses. Look at some of the videos on youtube when you have time. 

littlemarshmallow

I'm going to tell chess.com about this

littlemarshmallow

you are crazy

Colin20G

Wtf is this thread? Are you against emotions?

Real chess is played with passion and rage!

sSjakkDelebekken

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PrincessZara
RedGirlZ wrote:

Is this just a jab at all those other posts asking if WOMEN are too emotional for chess? Cuz if not this is a lame post. 

sure

PrincessZara
stscott wrote:
Men are less emotional than women, by nature.

you mean society encourages women to be more emotional than men, right?

DamonevicSmithlov

Sigh.... yeah... too emotional. I'm on the verge of gettin all misty eyed right now. Gotta go, gettin all choked up.....

PrincessZara

at least you can admit it

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