So you want to be better at being a man? There are quite a few things you can do to improve your masculinity, and better yourself as a man in the process! Many of these things may seem small, but they can make a big difference in your daily life and your interactions with other people. Here are 10 simple ways to be a better man and improve your masculinity right now!
1) Being confident will get you further
The simple fact is that men who are confident get more girls. In our man lifest, there’s no reason for you not to be confident; and confidence will help you achieve all of your goals with women. Stand up straight with your shoulders back. Smile often, even if it doesn’t feel natural at first. Say hello to everyone and mean it when you do so. Take initiative whenever possible and work hard on whatever you’re doing. Don’t rely on anything other than yourself.
2) Don’t Let Your Ego Get in the Way1
When it comes to masculinity, you don’t have to brag about your accomplishments. Keep your ego in check and work hard. Being a good man means working hard and being honest with yourself about where you’re lacking. If there’s something you want or need, figure out how you can go about getting it honestly, without embellishing anything or cheating your way through life. You don’t have to be perfect—good enough is good enough and there will always be someone who can point out areas for improvement in your character. But when it comes down to it, no one has all of their shit together 100 percent of the time—and that includes not only other people but also ourselves as well.
3) Walk with Purpose
Stare at yourself in the mirror and say, I am a man. Say it out loud, and mean it. Men don’t say what they feel, but they sure as hell act on it. Being a man isn’t about how you look or how others see you. It’s about how you see yourself and your ability to follow through on your word and take charge of every aspect of your life. If other people don’t accept that, so be it—they’ll soon realize who’s in charge when shit hits their fan. And more importantly, so will you.
4) Use your hands more than your voice
The next time you’re angry, try counting to ten. While that might seem like an easy thing for some people, chances are your parents told you not to talk back as a kid—or worse yet, they hit you if you raised your voice. Thus, most guys learn at an early age that their fists are stronger than their words and use their hands more than their voices. If you want to be more manly and use your voice more often (without resorting to violence), here’s something that might help: Think about how confident and cool James Bond is when he uses his hands. If it worked for him (and it does), then it can work for anyone!
5) Dress for Success
Good grooming is an important component of being an attractive man. It doesn’t matter how awesome your personality is if you don’t take care of yourself by wearing clean clothes and using good hygiene products like body washes, shampoos, conditioners, soaps and hair gels. A man who has his life together will take care of his appearance. Men make up 85% of all consumers in personal-care industries.
6) Grow into a Facial Hair Style that Works For You
Many men have one facial hair style for all occasions. While that’s certainly an option, it might be beneficial to change up your look every now and then. What works for you in your 20s might not work when you hit 30, 40 or 50. Plus, growing into different styles takes time – give yourself some leeway while you experiment with new looks. The goal is to find something that makes you feel confident without feeling uncomfortable. Taking baby steps will help make sure you reach your destination sooner rather than later. And if things don’t work out?
7) Treat Women with Respect
Show women you respect them by listening to what they have to say. Even if you don’t agree with them, at least try to hear them out before immediately dismissing their point of view. You’ll be amazed how much better your relationship will be when you take the time to show them that you care about what they think.
8) Be Entertaining, Not Boring
If you really want to improve your manliness, try being more fun. No, seriously. Men are not as concerned with being cool as women are; men just want to have some fun with their friends and colleagues. Start making an effort to have more man time by planning outings, games and activities. The best way for a man (or woman) to learn how not be boring is through action—so get moving! If you’re unsure where to start, use common sense; suggest board games or team sports over TV-watching or video gaming. You’ll learn a lot about yourself in those moments of camaraderie—and you might even make some new friends along the way!
9) Know When To Keep Your Mouth Shut and Listen
A man is always respectful. To others and to himself. Listening is an act of respect. When someone is speaking, his job is not to think about what he’s going to say next; it’s not even really about considering how what he’s hearing will affect him or his perspective; it’s simply about being there for that person, taking them seriously, and letting them feel seen and heard. For a man, communication isn’t about talking; it’s about connecting with people on an emotional level and helping those people connect with each other.
10) Turn Up The Charisma (But Not Too Much!)
When it comes to attracting and impressing women, charisma is your secret weapon. In fact, many studies have shown that more than anything else, women are attracted to men who display high levels of charisma and charm. But while all men can benefit from learning how to be charismatic, it’s important not to go overboard with it. Keep your personality balanced—as you would in any other aspect of life—and you’ll be golden. For instance, don’t get so carried away being charming that you forget to listen or show empathy; nobody likes an arrogant man! On the flip side, don’t worry about what the men around you think if they happen to view you as too much of a pushover; it’s better for everyone involved if your woman feels like she has someone she can depend on by her side.