ESFP men, do you ever feel insecure about your masculinity?
I wonder if it's an effort to deny the Feeling and be something closer to the social idea of what a man "should" be like.
I came across this in a random profile & it seems true from my observations:
The characteristics usually linked to ESFPs are considered more traditionally female than male, such as "works well with children" and "enjoys serving others" as well as "conflict-avoidant" and "fuzzy-headed." As a result, when a male ESFP demonstrates some or all of those traits, his masculinity may be suspect. Because of their tendency to be somewhat abrupt and quick-spoken, ESFPs can be seen at first blush and harsh--although in the long run, they are caring and sensitive--so an ESFP male sometimes must work harder at giving in to his natural "soft" side without feeling his masculinity is threatened.