Typical man: will never ask for directions. And there’s a reason for that. According to several scientific studies, they don’t need them.
According to a new study by researchers at the University of Utah, there’s a worldwide constant showing men are better at thinking spatially, and therefore are able to see directions more clearly in their minds. They found the same kinds of results in men from densely populated parts of America, to remote areas of Africa.
But what’s really interesting is why. Researchers figure it dates back to our earliest days fighting for reproductive dominance. Cavemen with better internal compasses could travel greater distances, find more cavewomen, and have more cavebabies.
And over the eons, that innate sense has been honed to the point that we never need to pull over and ask for directions. Our Man on the Edge, Robert Wilder, is always getting lost, so why don’t men ever ask for directions?