A NewsAnchorMom reader sent me this article from Newsweek on who is smarter you or your spouse.
The Newsweek article is based on a study by a British researcher that shows a man's ego is often larger than his I.Q., but women tend to think men are smarter.
But women, it seems, underestimate their own candlepower (and that of women in general), while men overestimate theirs.
NEWSWEEK:So do most men think they're Albert Einstein?
NEWSWEEK: So women have a self-esteem problem?
Adrian Furnham:I'm not advocating for self-esteem training and therapy. I think that many of the self-help gurus argue incorrectly that improved self-esteem increases performance. Helping people to perform better increases their self esteem. Giving a kind of carte blanche to self-esteem isn't a good idea in my mind. Rather, I think it should be that increased performance and feedback on the causes of that performance, ability or effort raises self-esteem. As I said, in primary and secondary schools, girls are outperforming boys. And where appropriate, their self-beliefs, hopefully, are increasing.
Well, I guess I'm normal because I do think my husband is smarter than me. He has the best memory of anyone I have every met. He's one of those people who rarely has to study. He just picks things up and he remembers them forever. I am always on his Trivial Pursuit team because of this.
How about you? Who's smarter in your household?