Men have a tendency to hold back their feelings and emotions. Women have no problem doing that. What is it that men are afraid of when it comes to their feelings and expressing them? Studies are showing that the reason men don’t want to let it all out is because of the women in their lives. They feel that they need to be the stronger gender and expressing feelings makes them less of a man. This of course is not true but this is what society teaches men to believe.
There are two different emotions that a man will usually express and those are happiness and anger. Other than that, they don’t often show much. If they are sad they will suck it up and pretend that nothing is wrong. If they are excited for something they try not to appear too excited about it. When women are sad, they cry. When they are excited their voices will raise to a higher pitch and they will smile and appear giddy. Men feel that showing their emotions like this will make them seem less manly and that people will make fun of them for it, so they suppress whatever it is that they may be feeling.
When men do take a chance and actually show a range of emotions it is often times used against them. If they are in a fight with a significant other and begin to cry because they are upset the woman will often pick on him and call him weak. If a man cries at a movie their significant other will often times either make fun of it or tell all of his friends about it. They feel like they cannot trust anyone when they let their emotions out so they keep things bottled up inside.