13 Things Emotionally Mature Men Do Differently

Things Emotionally Mature Men Do Differently

Emotionally mature men are hard to come by, but is it really their fault? Hasn’t society conditioned them to be the exact opposite of that?

In certain cultures, men are not expected to be emotionally vulnerable. They are taught to repress their feelings, to be tough and hard as if they are devoid of emotions. Right from their childhood men get the notion that being emotional is a sign of weakness. This cultivates them unhealthy emotional habits that prevent them from connecting with others on an emotional plane. Intimacy is a very difficult thing for these men.

Is there any need to be like this? The answer is no. If you are like this, it’s never too late to change and be more open and intimate with your partner.

You won’t lose anything.

13 Things Emotionally Mature Men Do Differently

Here are 13 things emotionally mature men do and 13 goals for men who want to be like them:

1) Accept feelings.

Hiding or suppressing your natural feelings doesn’t make you emotionally mature. It is not that you don’t feel sadness or pain, but you struggle to stay calm and unmoved. Experiencing them in their complete intensity allows you to handle them better. Running away from them will only prolong your discomfort.

Want to know more about how emotionally mature men behave? Read 9 Reasons Why Strong, Sensitive Men Are The Best Men To Love

2) Conscious of harmful patterns.

When life puts you in situations that stir your emotions, you can either allow the emotions to flow and respond accordingly or ignore the turmoil. If you choose the latter, you would try to fight your emotions or distance yourself from the situation. This is called fight or flight response. These damaging patterns will continue to surface.

If you learn that discomfort is only natural and allow yourself to feel it, you will be in a much better state to manage the responses triggered by life situations.

3) Put their best efforts to be emotionally mature.

If you are someone who has always fought or avoided emotions, but is still reading this article, it’s clear that at some level you have opened up to self-reflection. If you have begun to wonder how it is to experience emotions and feelings, you intend to be emotional maturity.

You have to have the will to expose yourself to the world of emotions and feelings, to be vulnerable. Instead of running away from them, let them affect you and then work through those emotions.

Looking to know more about people who are emotionally mature? Read 6 Traits Of An Emotionally Mature Person

4) Learn from the old patterns.

However, even after identifying how damaging the old patterns are, you continue to remain in them, you will face the same issues. On the other hand, you can save yourself by doing whatever it takes to be vulnerable to emotions and feelings.

Not only will you gain emotional maturity, but people around you will also know you too are capable of feeling. You will be able to connect with them emotionally and that will do wonders for your relationships.

5) Openly communicate their feelings.

Being passive for long leaves you in a state of mind in which you don’t know what to do with the emotions when you allow them to flood your mind and soul. You can write your feelings in a diary or talk to someone you can trust.

Some people can’t get relief like this. For them, talking to a therapist is a better option. Communicating helps you understand your feelings and handle them in the right way.

6) Willingness to discuss difficult issues.

For someone who has never had an emotional conversation, it’s difficult to open up suddenly. But, even then, willingness should be there. So, one should start and practice. If there is a point of disagreement on which you need to talk, don’t avoid it, just make sure you speak and speak respectfully.

14 thoughts on “13 Things Emotionally Mature Men Do Differently”

  1. Avatar of Henry Crum

    When are the elitists in academia going to accept the reality that men and women are different. Men are less emotional than women because that is their nature. When you see men acting emotional, romantic or tender and loving, it’s all an act that they feel coerced into displaying. Human males are less emotional than females because it is their nature to put their objective ahead of their feelings and sometimes their lives.

  2. Avatar of Brad Ingram Dawson

    There is good reason men have been and we’re taught not to feel.

    Try war, fist fights, slitting an animals throat for supper everyday, try hunting, try surviving in the business world with all the touchy feely emotions.

    Women live in these world of life and death also of course but it is what it is. Men have been on the “front lines” for eons.

    PTSD.. is a thing of modern times and a result of all these feelings.

    Warriors men or women lived in relative ease in the past living with and having to deal with death.

    Reality is this world is not Dr. Phil and Oprah.

    The world is a rough and harsh place with constant war and violence and things are coming to a head.

    To aspire to feel is the right way but also know that when you are in trouble belive me a cold hearted ruthless man protecting you is a dam fine thing.

    1. Avatar of bonbonboi

      COMMENT A strong man never shows weaknesses whatsoever, I myself a cold hearted ruthless man who is enjoying protecting who ever needed any protection whatever it is, the strong man could give any kind of support to any one to let him/her live, by any means, not just protecting as protecting in those cave days, giving any one food, clothes, safety, shelter, care and body guarding is the highest kind of protection even I look like a stone man. I do not care how I look like to others, I just say less, do more. with a cold face.

  3. Avatar of Auth Kumars

    The Minds Journal: You very much know as to how to mind-wash or train people’s brain up to your choice! Your posts are dangerously psychological!

    Thank you.

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