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THE ENERGY MODEL

Joe Tanenbaum, Male & Female Realities: Understanding the Opposite Sex, Robert Erdmann Publishing, 1990

Women are not fixated by physical items the way men are. The relocation of the couch was not a problem to the woman because everything in her environment is part of her experience. She was having fun; there was movement in her physical world. Yet movement alters a man's entire orientation.

A man arranges his apartment the way he wants it and could keep it that way for twenty years. Why bother moving something when it works? To a woman, this implies that things are fixed, stagnating, uncreative, not evolving. She feels limited by a permanent physical arrangement because her world is not fixed; it's mobile and moving all the time. A man's world is fixed.