This not only includes friends and co-workers, but also significant others.
As Mark Twain said, "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
A man may be able to put across a great image, but it could simply be a cover for hidden shortcomings, or he could just be totally faking it to 'get the girl.' Here are some ways to know if you've struck gold: 1) A real man values more than just your looks.
He will want to be part of a power couple, rather than a dictatorship.
Be mindful of who tries to keep you from pursuing your dreams.
I've made posts in the past about qualities of a gentleman, as well as the differences between a 'bad boy' and a jerk.
But, how does this all translate into how somebody acts while in a relationship?
If my head was whirling afterwards, it was only from the thrill and excitement of romance—rarely from pulling my hair out in bewildered frustration (which was the norm with my unconfident man).
From experience, I learned that true confidence isn’t exactly flashy—and won’t necessarily be obvious unless you know what you’re looking for.
But as we grew closer, I realized his confidence was actually very broken—the snarky humor was really just a cover for his wounds, a way to protect his ego.
And the longer we knew each other, the more he also used —that spent way too much of her time upholding his fragile pride.
Instead of letting his primate instincts prevail and beating his chest like an angry gorilla to scare off competition, a confident man will calmly make his position known, and understand that you're still going home with him at the end of the night. Nothing signifies an empty shell of a man more than someone who disrespects women, animals, or children.
A real man will treat you with the respect that you deserve, never force you to do anything you're uncomfortable with, and never mistreat you.
It doesn't matter how creative he can be, if a guy's sole focus is on how you look, or 'talking dirty,' see it as a red flag.