As we move towards egalitarian societies, as women deserve and desire equal pay for equal work, men must change and adapt. Thus, the ability to be authentic, be real requires additional types of intelligence, emotional intelligence for example.
There is not doubt that one of the main reasons men are learning to change is the desire for improved relationships with their partners, their children and their workmates. Women and children are asking the men in their lives to change.
As men learn emotional intelligence skills they are more attractive as companions and confidantes; attracting quality friends because they are more authentic and compassionate.
Numerous studies show that the happiest people are those with the best relationships. Good levels of emotional intelligence form the basis of good partnership skills. Above all, these people are happy with themselves. I’ve found this to be true for myself.
Embracing Positive Change – A Win/Win:
Positive masculinity change requires us to become more aware or more conscious. These days, being a real man is about being an authentic man. This requires congruency (consistency) across the aspects that comprise a human being; namely our physical, mental, emotional, (and some say; spiritual) layers. A common expression, ‘the body tells the truth,’ speaks to the connection between body, mind and emotions.