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Break through the Bias of the Mars and Venus Fallacy

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Have you heard the saying, “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus?” It comes from the famous 1992 book of the same name, which assumed that men and women are fundamentally different, and it’s a lack of understanding of our male and female traits that causes problems in relationships.

However, this philosophy is outdated, and today’s guest has a different theory.

Christoffel Sneijders is a leadership coach and therapist, and he’s speaking with me today about what he calls the Mars and Venus Fallacy — because men and women are, in fact, biologically similar.

Both sexes possess masculine and feminine traits, but society develops our biases around what’s appropriate or who we should be.

In the episode, we discuss how these biases affect relationships and leadership and Christoffel’s scientifically backed 3 Brains theory.

He dives deep into his Head-Heart-Gut approach, including the purpose of each brain and how you can integrate them to make decisions that align with your goals.

Plus, he shares the inspiration for his latest book, Relationships. Which Brain is Talking?

Tune in as we break myths, shed biases, and give you advice to flourish at home and work!

Takeaways from this podcast:

  • What’s wrong with the Mars and Venus analogy, and how does it limit us in happiness and success?

  • The impact of socialisation on our current behaviour and, therefore, achievements

  • How to assess and train your 3 Brains

  • Integrating your 3 Brains to use them in harmony

  • How Christoffel helps clients create lasting change

  • What are the key messages of the book: Relationships? Which Brain is Talking

  • Questions you can ask yourself to gain a better understanding of your three brains

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When you want to know more, you can do the free 3 brains preference test or dive into this, unlock your potential, and follow the 3 Brains Coach Certification Training.

The 3 Brains Coach Training

To buy the book? Just click the picture.

I love to hear your comments.

Cheers Christoffel


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