Most Helpful Guy
I'd say I'm pretty sensitive in general and tend to feel hurt by things more often than most men, at least probably more often than most men would readily admit to, but I don't hide it...
It is what it is I guess, to me it feels like lying if I were to hide it. I don't really understand why one would hide stuff like that though... If it bothers you and you feel that it has had an appreciable, negative impact on you then you should say so... Right?
I'm not saying go out and start a national debate every time your feelings get hurt, but talk to the person (s) involved and deal with it, sweeping emotional issues under the rug because it's "not manly" to whine about these things is a very thin line to causing yourself some serious damage emotional stability concerns down the road and by the time you do get to it, it might require far more time to sort out than you have left...1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
Most Helpful Girl
Men dont show emotion bc they do not want women to laugh at them.,
women hide emotion bc they do not want men to kill them.
everyone has pressure to hide or appear to have control over their feelings.
he difference is men do not get attacked for emotions when they do not show them. women get attacked for emotions whether they show them or not.
it is not more 'ok' for women to be emotional in the sense of consequence, they actually get disrespected degraded demeaned beat up raped ostracized controlled , with the underlying excuse that they are emotional and therefore anything they do is ultimately somewhere inappropriate and needs a male hand., it is 'ok' socially for women to be emotional outwardly bc they are already considered inferior... their dignity has no where to fall. but a woman can n t climb out of this dark hole simply by acting strong stronger than a man bc she's still a 'woman'. and being a woman comes with many threats. the excuse is always women are women after all.
men face some disgrace from being emotional outwardly, but only to the extent they fall down to a woman's level. and they can climb out by simply acting differently.
men have much less at stake by showing their emotions. some hide them some do not. the ones that do in my opinion do it moire out of a pleasure of feeling superior other than any real 'need';. to protect themselves. they do not get killed or raped or fired bc they got caught off guard once or twice. thy just get a little embarrassed.
in any case men tend to react more internally to emotional stimuli they just do it in forms that are not 'called' emotional even though thats prosily what it is by definition. yelling rage fighting getting insulted offered indignation--these are all 'emotions' ands men engage in them, and publicly more often than women fight or 'cry';.
as for a guy not telling you how he feels. if he feels anything and he's withholding its to hold p;over over you. if he feels nothing an onset tell you its to hold over over you. you seem to not feel confident in making him about it. probably bc women are punished for raising such topics... they get slated as despite needy emotional. clingy. you're on here asking about him bc girl you can't. bc you'll be under attack. as a womAn. this is A form of 'hiding' feelings. you are hiding your concern.
to be direct in this case would be seen as 'emotional' not as logical bc you're a woman. if you were a man you'd be expected to say something..1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE