You think it’s just about “Not taking directions?” Here’s an insider on Men.

You think it’s just about “Not taking directions?” Here’s an insider on Men.
And here we were thinking that Women are the one’s with the complicated underlying thought mechanisms to their behavior… WRONG! Here’s a testimony from the Horse’s mouth! An illustration on how Mark Goulston,M.D., F.A.P.A, feels about taking directions: “On more than a few occasions I have driven around my city lost and getting even more lost by the minute and recently did it yet again.  I know I am not alone as a male who is hesitant to ask for directions and have tried to figure out why I don’t. “ The list of his reasons, comes across as an entire process ! : 

#1“To ask for directions is to admit I am lost.”

#2 “To admit I am lost is to feel both anxious and incompetent.”

#3 “To feel anxious is about wondering if not knowing about this is dangerously close to fears of doubts about many things.”

#4. “To feel anxious and incompetent is to feel less than and not worthwhile especially when I compare myself to other competent men.”

#5 “To feel less worthwhile than other men is to feel vulnerable to their negative regard and even scorn (to match that which I am already feeling towards myself).” 

#6 “To ask other men who I project might be feeling as judgmental towards me as I feel towards myself is to invite ridicule and humiliation.”

#7 “To risk ridicule and humiliation from others for being inadequate when I am already feeling that is too much and it’s easier to just fumble around and figure it out myself. “

We hear you, Men! It’s a Vicious circle !! You’re not crazy !

#8 “To avoid dealing with this, perhaps it’s better to just get a GPS in my car (which I have), but then of course I might have to ask directions on how to use that (which I haven’t). “