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Male Inexpressiveness

Psychological and Social Aspects
  • Jack O. Balswick

Abstract

Manhood has traditionally been defined not only in terms of what “real” men should do, but also in terms of what a real man would not be caught doing. Inexpressiveness is one of the characteristics of males which has traditionally been defined in negative terms. An expressive male is simply one who has feelings and verbally expresses them. An inexpressive male is one who does not verbally express his feelings, either because he has no feelings or because he has been socialized not to. Another way to think of inexpressiveness is as the lack of affective self-disclosure (see Chapter 16, by Dosser).

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Emotional Expressiveness Role Theory Male Role Male Friend Love Relationship 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack O. Balswick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pastoral and Family MinistriesFuller Theological SeminaryPasadenaUSA

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