This will make you laugh, and it's a great conversation piece, too. :)
So much to say. A few points:
If only most of life's problems could be solved by pulling a nail out of someone's forehead! (I wish.)
In general, I agree that men tend to make attempts to fix people's problems to the exclusion listening and empathizing well,
but I also know plenty of women who also immediately jump to "fixing" too.
As a therapist, there is a balance. I always strive to listen, listen and listen more.
It requires work on my part to help my clients see that I fully understand
what they're going through. However, there are many situations where, as a professional, it's practical to give
my wisdom and advice based on my years of experience with a particular topic. Many times, it is obvious that my clients
are seeking guidance. Sometimes listening and empathy isn't enough.