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Post Reply A Man's Ego is Very Fragile.
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I feel like women and men have fragile egos. Everyone gets their ego hurt
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An ego is too complex to be thought of as a holistic thing is that respect. For example, someone may have a fragile ego when it comes to their intelligence, but a solid ego in regard to their communication skills. The former being put into jeopardy will usually not affect the latter. Different people are sensitive about different things, and it takes something truly momentous to call someone's entire ego into question, because most people will have something that they're very confident about.

I feel as though the question is mostly directed at a man's "masculinity", and I feel as though for many men, this is a particularly weak ego "fragment" simply because it's something imposed upon them by outside forces. Regardless of a person's actual nature, there are going to be expectations placed upon them by others, and gender is an especially widespread one. There are plenty of men who just aren't disposed to be traditionally masculine, and plenty of women who aren't disposed to be traditionally feminine. I consider the growing momentum behind the transgender movement to be an outcry against traditional gender roles, but I think it unintentionally sidesteps the issue by trying to separate sex from gender, when what we really need is to do away with gender entirely.
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You are either lying to yourself, or you are truthful to yourself.

If you are lying to yourself, then you can't be sure of the validity of what anyone tells you and so everything offends you.

If you are truthful to yourself, then you know beforehand where you stand and can easily determine whether what another person says is the truth or a lie to anger you. In this case, nothing offends you.

In short, have a good grasp on what you should be confident about and what you should be humble about and your ego will be as tough as you want it to be.
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It's fragile because it doesn't exist.
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My ego is rock solid ;))))
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only if you're a pussy
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As a man, I can agree. For me anyway. Growing up, it was instilled in me that I had to become a strong-willed man among men. A tough guy! I played Football, wrestled... I still do a lot of weight-lifting... But my general soft-spoken nature and aversion to confrontations makes me soft. Not to mention my hyper-sensitivity. I'll cry to classical music sometimes... If somebody calls me out on my tender heart, it does kinda hurt. I'm ashamed of myself constantly over being so sensitive...! Also, I'm sorry--this was probably a little rambly.
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My little brother has a pretty fragile ego, he is the one who punched me for making him take in the groceries, which apparently is a "girl's job", but he is like 6, he's in the special "manly" age, once he reaches age 13 or so he'll change.
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Ehhhh. Not the men I know. They have none to break.

I have way more.

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DrOwlbear wrote:

As a man, I can agree. For me anyway. Growing up, it was instilled in me that I had to become a strong-willed man among men. A tough guy! I played Football, wrestled... I still do a lot of weight-lifting... But my general soft-spoken nature and aversion to confrontations makes me soft. Not to mention my hyper-sensitivity. I'll cry to classical music sometimes... If somebody calls me out on my tender heart, it does kinda hurt. I'm ashamed of myself constantly over being so sensitive...! Also, I'm sorry--this was probably a little rambly.


Why be ashamed? Men who try to run away from their emotions instead of embracing them like you do, they are type of men that have this tough guy image on the outside but are completely broken in the inside. Your honesty is what makes you that much tougher.

Think about it like this, a tough guy with a tough guy persona, is completely insecure. He relies so much on his image being a certain way that when his image shatters, he shatters. On the other hand, someone like you, who is not too concerned with putting up a facade, is unbreakable because no can ever tell you to act a certain way. You never clung to your image to begin with. In that way you are free, and you should never be ashamed of being free.
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Well... I appreciate it, sir. Thank you very much for that. Kinda gave me a little lift. Feelin' a little better about being a person that doesn't really try to conform to a typical tough-guy stereotype.
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leggo my ego.
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Ehh depends on the person, and depends how much influence said person attempting to break your ego has on you. Honestly there are a lot of factors to determine this.
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greek_kid wrote:

Ehh depends on the person, and depends how much influence said person attempting to break your ego has on you. Honestly there are a lot of factors to determine this.


What you stated it really does depend on the person if they have a strong awareness of self and understand who they are and what they are to themselves their egos tend to be strong this is true of men and women. The inverse is of course true as well. Now you can change a person ego it requires you breaking them first which can be very difficult the military does this all the time with varying degrees of success.
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My ego is stiff and unbreakable!


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

My ego isn't fragile.Though I'm not entirely a man, not yet anyway.


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