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„Autyzm męski” jako przeszkoda w dialogu małżeńskim
“Male autism” as an obstacle to matrimonial dialogue

Author(s): Andrzej Zwoliński
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Psychology, Communication studies, Social differentiation
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie
Keywords: dialogue marriage; male autism; fatherhood; communication;

Summary/Abstract: One of the obstacles in the dialogue in marriage is ignoring the existence of mental distinction between man and woman. Each of them experiences his or her own value otherwise. Self-esteem is the foundation of well mental being. Interest and value to your partner and to other people are depended on this basic mood. Observing the behavior of some men, we can say that the male way of thinking is typical for people affected by autism. According to the psychology knowledge, autism is a disorder manifested by serious limitation in intellectual and emotional functioning. This term is used because it describes the isolation of a person against accepted social behavior. This is important in shaping the communication between spouses, because it forces the wife to understand and accept the male understanding of dialogue. The husband speaks to denounce some kind of content, pass it on, communicate, when a woman expresses a bond with others by the mere fact of conversation. This difference requires the knowledge and mutual understanding of the two concepts of dialogue: female and male.

  • Issue Year: 7/2015
  • Issue No: 1 (12)
  • Page Range: 23-34
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish