A Snapshot of Boy vs. Man Psychology

Many of the world’s problems can be traced back to immature masculinity, specifically boy psychology.

It isn’t that masculinity itself is to blame for society’s problems, it’s that the men who are running the world haven’t transitioned from boys to mature men. True mature masculine energy wants what is best for the community and the world at large. Immature boy-like energy is selfish to a fault. It is this greed and emotional immaturity that causes the world to stagnate on many levels.

Here are some other differences between Boy and Men psychology

  • Validation seeking vs. Self assured

  • Self-centered vs. Purpose driven

  • Seeking to take from the world vs. Seeking to give to the world

  • Needy vs. Independent and interdependent

  • Passive vs. Decisive

  • Chases pleasure vs. Welcomes discomfort

  • Aggressive vs. Assertive

  • Fights, flights or freezes under pressure vs. Displays grace under pressure

  • Controlling vs. Ascertaining

  • Nice Guy vs. Wild Man

A great book to delve deeper into the subject is King, Warrior, Magician Lover: Rediscovering the archetypes of the mature masculine by Robert Moore and Doug Gillette. Highly recommended!