Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Strong Man - what's your definition of a Strong Man

  1. #1
    HappyHealing
    Bronze Member HappyHealing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    175

    Strong Man - what's your definition of a Strong Man

    One of the qualities i keep hearing that woman desires in a man is that he is a strong person - not necessarily in a physical/masculine sense, but of a strong character.

    My question for you is that what do you consider as signs of a 'strong man'. How do you tell of one's strength from his behaviors. If you see indication of 'signs of weakness' in a man please do share also.

    I'd really like to explore and find out what everyone really mean when they talk about a 'strong man' and how you see strength in a person...

    Thanks

  2. #2
    easyguy
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Age
    30
    Posts
    2,891
    Gender
    Male
    Standing up for what is right, setting boundaries, illustrating ownership over his own well-being and the empathy of the well being of someone else, perceiving it as the nice thing to do because weakness is when you call yourself a man and behave like a boy (emotionally). This is true in not just romantic relationships. Human relationships in general.

    It takes a bit of fearlessness, that which we all have to confront in order to grow.
    Last edited by easyguy; 09-21-2010 at 07:46 PM.

  3. #3
    Jd1983
    Platinum Member Jd1983's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    33
    Posts
    5,274
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    3
    Personally, I think a strong man is someone who's not afraid to tell you things as is, and yet still be able to be emotional when needed.

    He has a mind of his own, and yet still be willing to compromise.

    Aside from the physical sense, these are probably the traits I would describe as someone who's strong.

    I consider my bf strong, in the sense that I feel at ease with him. I know that he'll always be there for me, regardless and I feel safe in his arms.

  4. #4
    Moontiger
    Platinum Member Moontiger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chicago
    Age
    30
    Posts
    7,723
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    971
    1)Taking ownership of his actions
    2) Having opinions and being open to other points of view
    3) Confident but aware he is not god's gift,

    There are loads of other qualities but these are my top three for defining a strong man. Actually, a strong person in general.

  5. #5
    anu1560
    Silver Member anu1560's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Happy-Happy Town
    Posts
    490
    Strong Man

    a) Takes responsibility of his actions
    b) Thinks for himself (Not in selfish terms). Has a head of his own and stands for his ideals. Doesn't change his stance for convenience.
    c) Gives his coat when I am cold, tries to be protective even if he is a skinny-no muscles guys. Is gentle to women, other human beings and animals.
    d) Aggressive but yet gentle in bed (very few people can do that)

  6. #6
    Mauxly
    Platinum Member Mauxly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    2,025
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by easyguy [Register to see the link]
    Standing up for what is right, setting boundaries, illustrating ownership over his own well-being and the empathy of the well being of someone else, perceiving it as the nice thing to do because weakness is when you call yourself a man and behave like a boy (emotionally). This is true in not just romantic relationships. Human relationships in general.

    It takes a bit of fearlessness, that which we all have to confront in order to grow.
    Exactly. Bingo.

  7. #7
    easyguy
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Age
    30
    Posts
    2,891
    Gender
    Male
    And a "strong" man is also satisfied with being single, because if he claims (not just claims to claim) ownership of his mind, body, and spirit, he should be wise enough to see a romantic relationship not as his highest purpose, but as an intersection in his greater tapestry. If a man is vibrating with incompleteness while single, then he is further informed of just how much ownership he actually demonstrates. A man should own himself, transferring it through all kinds of relationships. It shouldn't stop, but it often does, because we are likely to doubt ourselves when we walk into more emotional territory. When we resist confrontation of our own aversions, the issue will remain at a simmer. It's easy to think that setting boundaries or standing up for what is right is mean, but you are actually setting yourself up to awaken to the grander truth: love.

    I understand that what I said my sound heavy, but it's actualization allows for a more heightened sense of weightlessness.
    Last edited by easyguy; 09-21-2010 at 09:14 PM.

  8. #8
    tiredofvampires
    Platinum Member tiredofvampires's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    In this world but not of it
    Age
    48
    Posts
    7,836
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    883
    As usual, great posts from easyguy. He's pretty much covered everything. And I love your signature, by the way, EG:

    "Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public." -Dr. Cornel West

    I would say that's the hallmark of a strong man: he's just, and able to love. And he brings that sense of integrity to all his interactions, without preference.

    A strong man:

    1. Stands up for himself and his principles
    2. Criticizes himself, and also can apologize; isn't too proud to be fair or change his views, with proper investigation
    3. Stands up for others who are at a disadvantage and protects those he loves, whether it makes him look good or not
    4. Speaks to his adversaries diplomatically, with emotional calm and equanimity -- he has control over his reactiveness
    5. Is self-reliant but knows when to ask for help
    6. Isn't afraid to be vulnerable and cry
    7. Doesn't go into denial or act avoidant about the hurts he experiences or those of others
    8. Knows when to act decisively, but also has patience
    9. Picks himself up when life throws him down -- perseveres against all adversity
    10. Does not mock softness or tenderness, or even weakness in anyone else
    Last edited by tiredofvampires; 09-21-2010 at 09:37 PM.

  9. #9
    easyguy
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Age
    30
    Posts
    2,891
    Gender
    Male
    A "strong" man, also, does not allow mistakes or undesirable outcomes be a self-loathing reflection of himself. He knows he doesn't know everything, and what ignorance he has will not kill him, but he doesn't wish to resign in a constant state of ignorance.

    And Dr. Cornel West is someone I greatly admire. Some of his quotes shot me down when I read them.

  10. #10
    tiredofvampires
    Platinum Member tiredofvampires's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    In this world but not of it
    Age
    48
    Posts
    7,836
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    883
    ^Yes. A strong man is a man who is not complacent, yet he's not brutal to himself.

    All of this goes for women as well, though.

    We are talking about what makes a "mensche" in a human sense.

  11.  

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Top Threads
Do any of these guys like me or am i being played by a group of friends ?
Im new here, so sorry if I talk a lot, but next time i will summarize my posts. Crazy enough, I found myself attracted to this guy Jay the first
Does he like me???
So there's this guy. His always flirting with me and asking me to go places with him. I really feel like he likes me, but today we were talking and
dad says go.find a.rich girl lol
Was at family reunion and my dad tells me go find rich chinese girl. He tells me how meighbour wifes side family bought house..the girl is lawyer and
Advice needed!!
Ok so I work in a restaurant and I am soooo attracted to my co worker it just isnt funny anymore, looks wise she is just average, body wise she is
She kissed me while being drunk
So I know this girl as a language exchange partner for about a month... we text and sometimes talk on the phone but are often busy to meet. Today I
So confused with mixed signals, help!
I've been working with this guy for 3 years. He is in a relationship with a girl and I'm in a relationship with a guy. We all work together (except
Patience is key?
So I have been talking to this guy for a couple of months and I really like him. We are both in college I and are both 19. He has told me he likes

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
Tired of Being His Provider??
Okay so I found this site through Google. This seems like a pretty common topic and I suppose I just need to vent. My husband has been unemployed
Beautiful women who works at lush...
So there is this a girl who works at this place. I've been in there twice now and she is a stunner. Its one of those girls who you have to look twice
Being left for another man by my ex girlfriend
My and my ex gf broke up 7 months ago back in late April. We had bad fights and she stated she was unhappy. She then proceeded to have an active
Wondering?
Ok, I posted before about my situation but I would like to further talk. This woman I became involved with 3 years ago TOLD me she had feelings for
Break up Advice Needed
Hi all, I really need some advice on my recent break up with my girlfriend of almost five years. A few months ago I started to feel unhappy and
She's getting ready for marriage. She thinks that it is what I want. My fault.
So, I am pretty much in a difficult situation. I have been with a girl for the past 4 years. In these 4 years, after a while I realized she really
Venting - Advice...?
Hello, Im a 36 year old male, married with 3 kids. My wife and I are pretty much like roommates. There is zero sex life and its from both ends
Ask For Advice

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •