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Fifteen Tell-Tale Signs Which Show A Man Is Overcompensating For his Insecurities

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    Font - 10 5 3 4 E 7 What is a tell-tale sign that a man is insecure about his masculinity or himself in general? I thought of this question after I saw a muscular guy wearing a tank top getting out of an overly loud lifted truck with a sign across the back saying "Lions Not Sheep" at the grocery store. And no he wasn't wearing a mask lol. 1 11.5k 3 3.2k ,↑, Share

    Reddit user u/unculturedswine420 asked people to share a 'tell-tale' sign that a man insecure about his masculinity or any other aspects of his character. It's definitely possible that men and women deal with their insecurities in different ways, but it's probably just due to socialization rather than genetic differences. We are all human after all.

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    Rectangle - The_Obi-Wan · 45d 3 Awards Constant attempts to "one-up" anything and anyone at anytime G Reply 1 4.9k 3 ...

    This was probably one of the most popular answers. Why do people do this in general? It's always the people who never talk about their accomplishments that are revered with respect. What's the point of shoving the things your 'proud' of in someone's face. But hey, we've probably all done it before without realizing it.

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    Font - Retro_Riven • 45d Constantly looking for the need to brag about your wealth and physical prowess, especially on social media. I know a few dudes who define themselves by the amount of money they've made or how they're better than everyone because they practice a certain martial art. G Reply 4.7k ...
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    Rectangle - Vega3gx • 45d O 2 O 3 Awards When he's not supportive of the other men in his life. A truly masculine man loves and supports his brothers and celebrates their achievement An insecure man brings others down to prove he's on "top" G Reply 1 1.0k 3 •..
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    Font - dimdimthelesser · 45d People online who post cringey graphics of a lion or the joker with an equally cringe quote next to it saying something along tbe lines of "followers work for other, the alpha works for themselves" with some dollar signs next to it. Or other similar "motivational woke" posts G Reply 1 1.2k •..
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    Rectangle - ryanb450 • 45d 2 Awards Over the top displays, or almost caricatures, of masculinity. Making an effort to communicate dominance, like the sticker you described G Reply 2.3k •.. +
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    Font - Вессаааааalolz . 45d Always fighting to be right no matter what, even if someone obviously knows what they are talking about. G Reply 1 535 •..
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    Font - riripaanda · 45d Here are some that I've seen: 1. Constant need to be in a relationship or have a "girlfriend" no matter how he feels about her. 2. Guys who talk shit about women who speak up or needlessly call them names 3. Guys who are uncomfortable being CLOSE emotionally or physically around other men in fear of being gay or emasculated. Also just trust your gut around people. Everyone has insecurities but there's a fine line as to when it's a part of people verses when people are a p
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    Font - jhope71 • 45d · Female If he claims to be an "alpha male" - dude, if you have to tell people (loudly and often) that you're alpha, you are definitely not. G Reply 1 2.0k 3 ...
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    Font - riripaanda · 45d Here are some that I've seen: 1. Constant need to be in a relationship or have a "girlfriend" no matter how he feels about her. 2. Guys who talk shit about women who speak up or needlessly call them names 3. Guys who are uncomfortable being CLOSE emotionally or physically around other men in fear of being gay or emasculated. Also just trust your gut around people. Everyone has insecurities but there's a fine line as to when it's a part of people verses when people are a p
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    Font - UselessAccounts2020 • 45d 3 1 Award I go to the gym a lot, l've seen guys ripped af yet don't show it off. Then I see the guys who think they need to show off every muscle in their body and have close to no actual muscle. Or simply people on any online game with the name "alpha" If you are alpha you don't need to show it off like its a big deal lol G Reply 2.3k 3 •..
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    Rectangle - w1987g • 45d His view on what makes a man a man is narrow. In his mind, there are only 2-3 types of men and other types are wrong G Reply 1 593 3 •..
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    Font - honor1231 · 44d I disagreed with a guy on a political issue, and he immediately called me a beta. So...yeah pretty clear cut there. G Reply 1 24 3 •.. 1 MORE REPLY
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    Font - psychowolf00•45d Whenever the dude constantly asks for validation from other people Reply 431 •..
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    Font - Nickolai808 · 45d The worst are guys who use hashtags on instagram like #realman, #realmen, #realmenhavebeards, #manly, #man, #men, #alphamale, #intelligent, #smart, etc. I'm like dude, I've never seen a confident masculine man ever once use shit like that. If you have to tell the world you're a "real man", or how "intelligent" or "alpha", you are... you aren't. hahaha G Reply 4 116 ...
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    Font - Tundur • 45d 1 Award Worrying about face and honour and fighting over it. I've never been in s fight. 99% of my friends have never been in a fight. None of my colleagues have ever been in a fight. Yet... you come across these fuckwits who seem to think that it's normal. Quite often they complain about it. "Aw I can barely leave my house without someone starting shit". In every single scenario, it is them who is the problem. G Reply 1 210 •..

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Maya's love for writing comes from her inability to contain all of her thoughts in her head. When she is not incorrectly guessing people's astrological signs and communicating through TikTok sounds, you can find her dancing her heart out in virtually any setting, and/or listening to musical theatre bops that she swears provide more serotonin than any other genre. Her dream is to keep writing, keep traveling, and keep oversharing with anyone that will listen.