Because of typical gender roles that are put in place by society, some men become easily embarrassed if they veer far away from what is deemed “normal.” The pressure to be manly and unemotional at all times can definitely be nerve-racking for guys, so they can sometimes feel ashamed when they bend gender stereotypes. Here are a few of the random things guys are the most embarrassed about.
When it comes time to pick up the phone and call someone, it can make guys feel extremely embarrassed. Most guys aren’t big on chatting on the phone, whether it’s their girlfriend or the receptionist at their doctor’s office. Guys will put off phoning someone for as long as possible, and they will try their best to keep all of their communication through text messages and emails. Chatting on the phone brings up all sorts of insecurities and uneasiness that most guys just don’t want to deal with.
Most guys feel completely humiliated when they let their emotions get the best of them. Whether it’s a funeral, the birth of a baby, or a devastating heartbreak, guys will try their hardest to keep the tears from falling. When they finally break and let the waterworks commence, they can feel absolutely embarrassed. Crying is normal to most girls, but to guys, it completely freaks them out.
Thanks to societal views on gender roles, guys are taught to love all things manly, like football, beer and fixing up old cars. So when a man enjoys things that are deemed “girly,” such as going to yoga class, getting a manicure or listening to a Britney Spears album, he will naturally feel embarrassed. He may even try to hide his love for things that other people consider feminine because he doesn’t want to run the risk of being teased and humiliated by his friends.
If you’ve ever told a guy “we need to talk,” I’m sure you can remember the look of horror that was plastered on his face. Guys hate having serious conversations, and when they’re forced to open up and talk about their feelings, it can turn into a very uncomfortable situation. Many guys get so weirded out and embarrassed when it comes time to have a serious talk, they will do anything in their power to avoid it, from faking a stomachache to ignoring you for weeks just to dodge the conversation.
Most girls are open to dating a guy and completely falling in love with him, but guys are the opposite. Being in love is a natural emotion, but for guys, they think falling in love shows weakness. A guy may lie to his friends about his true feelings for his girlfriend because he doesn’t want his buddies to make fun of him and call him “whipped.” Guys who are in love are always teased by their friends, so they will do whatever it takes to keep their true feelings under wraps for as long as possible.