There’s a common perception that women in technology endure personality feedback that their male peers just don’t receive. Words like bossy, abrasive, strident, and aggressive are used to describe women’s behaviors when they lead; words like emotional and irrational describe their behaviors when they object. All of these words show up at least twice in the women’s review text I reviewed, some much more often. Abrasive alone is used 17 times to describe 13 different women. Among these words, only aggressive shows up in men’s reviews at all. It shows up three times, twice with an exhortation to be more of it.
Wow. I’ve been treated for adrenal issues for a few years by a naturopath, but I am still ticking 8 out of 10 of these symptoms. This is a really helpful list – to see these symptoms all listed together made so much sense to me! Particularly the waking up feeling tired – no one has ever mentioned this as a symptom of anything except “you don’t have good quality sleep”. Thank you! I’m just about to start the self healing part of the the book…looking forward to determining my prescription. And a little bit scared of it too, to be honest!
The only problem with waiting until your thirsty is if, like me, you lost your thirst from forgetting to drink water like I did in the 80's. I would play full court basketball for a few hours each day and then I would not drink out of the fountain at the gym because I knew it was not filtered water and then I would forget to drink when I got home and then I would eat dinner and have a glass of wine and go to bed. I never realized that I was dehydrated until I had my blood checked for something else and it was obvious due to the lack of distance between my blood cells that I was seriously dehydrated!