This isn't exactly US Weekly, but for those of you who need to draw a parallel - think of it as Stars are Just Like Us: they fit into one of four categories of women.
Forget trying to peg your posse as Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha; the real way to i.d. yourself (and your friends) is by deciphering who is the Explorer, Builder, Director or Negotiator. These are the four "types" of women, as explained by Helen Fisher, professor at Rutgers.
The Professor explains that any individual woman can be a mix of these, but there will be one dominant character.
As reported by Deborah Kotz, here are descriptors of each:
- The Explorer: driven by the "excitement" brain chemical dopamine and seeks out novelty, adventure, and spontaneity;
- The Builder: runs on the "soothing" brain chemical serotonin and tends to be calm, social, and orderly;
- The Director: fueled by the "male" hormone testosterone and is analytical, logical, focused, and tough-minded; and
- The Negotiator: guided by the "female" hormone estrogen to be verbal, imaginative, and compassionate.
I'd love to hear what category people think they fall into and why!
Which of these is the "Carrie" - you know, the one everyone claims to be, but really not everyone possibly can be.
Use the link above to check out the whole article. And holla with your category...