Personality Differences by Gender

Lahu ideals of personality show minimal gender difference. The most important virtue, which is referred to by the word nud ("soft," "gentle"), is identical for men and women. As an overarching category for most desirable characteristics, nud involves both emotional and rational traits, including humility and generosity in relating to fellow villagers, respectfulness toward elders, care of children, compassion for the sick and the weak, modesty, and appropriate manners. In conventional Lahu courting songs, Lahu lovers use nud as the highest praise of their partners, addressing each other as "the good (dar) and soft (nud) young man" or "the good and soft young woman." Nud is such high praise that if a family member is praised as "nud," other members share the pride. As the antithesis to the positive nud, the term hie ("harsh") describes the most undesirable personality and social traits, including aggressiveness, violence, boastfulness, ill manners, and insensitivity. Hie is used to describe the negative characters of both men and women, suggesting no belief in innate male aggression. Despite the negative perception of harshness in the Lahu culture, violent behavior (including domestic violence) does exist in village life and has been increasing drastically since the 1980s.

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