Self-styled alphas more prone to depression

Typical ‘blokes’ who see themselves as competitive, dominant playboys ‘at greater risk of depression’

“In general, individuals who conformed to strongly masculine norms tended to have poorer mental health and less favourable attitudes toward seeking psychological help, although the results differed depending on specific types of masculine norms.”
“While all typical “lads” were found to be at greater risk for mental health issues, the researchers found particular traits put a bloke at greatest risk.
They were self-reliance, the pursuit of playboy behaviour, and power over women.”

positive, negative, negative
creative, destructive, destructive
Men need women, punishing us for this is bound to eat away at them.

“The masculine norms of playboy and power over women are the norms most closely associated with sexist attitudes.
“The robust association between conformity to these two norms and negative mental health-related outcomes underscores the idea that sexism is not merely a social injustice, but may also have a detrimental effect on the mental health of those who embrace such attitudes.”

Using and then disdaining someone evolutionally in need of your protection and love (femininity) is sure to cause self-loathing. Guilt builds up over time into shame and then self-loathing, which is often projected to the trigger.
Sexism is really a neurosis, a rationalization of one’s personal potency. See Inferiority and Superiority Complexes.
It’s a lot of pressure to outdo billions of people, still living. They are terrified of mano-e-mano competition. Socially, other men terrify them, and women sense this cowardice, as a weakness to pick on something weaker still – usually women, sometimes animals or children (sadist hunters, serial killers and pedophiles). Misogynists get very threatened by historical stories of female success, dismissed as impossible, or the merest prospect of any kind of meritocratic empowerment, feeling unable to complete on a level playing field. The player lifestyle is one of shame and deception. They burnout and end up alone, having lost many friends to the lifestyle too. Don’t pity the predators, they chose their fate. What you sow, you shall reap. Karma is a bitch.

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