How IT Workers (And Other Techies) Unknowingly Piss Off Their Women

I’ve got a LOT of clients who are IT professionals, engineers, doctors, lawyers and other techie types who are apparently misunderstanding something I teach.

There is an important distinction I want you to understand about the idea of being a calm, confident and deliberate man.

I talk a lot about being calm confident and deliberate, but it can be taken too far.

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There is a difference between being calm, confident and deliberate and being a little bit too robotic, a little bit too logical, a little bit too stiff.

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This advice is particularly relevant for those of us who are used to a life full of logic, rationale and process. Where we’re used to everything making sense, everything flowing in a certain direction and everything having a certain order.

When it comes to love, romance, marriage and sex – logic, rationale, process and flow just don’t work.

So when I talk about being in your body (calm and confident and deliberate) I’m not talking about the outward expression of a very robotic, logical, stiff and uptight person – that annoys just about everybody – as an ex-engineer I spent 28 years using logic during arguments, conflict or whenever things got stressful in my marriage.

I would say things like “Well that doesn’t make any sense” or “That contradicts what you said just a minute ago” or “I just don’t follow how the logic flows the way you put it together” and it’s so easy to see how that sounds just like a robot now I look back on it. But when we talk like that we forget that we’re in a relationship talking about feelings.

We’re talking about compassion and empathy and trying to understand each other’s triggers and each other’s needs. When you bring logic in, it’s almost the default defence mechanism that us technical people use to difuse the emotion to try and make sense of everything that’s going on.

It can be taken to extremes and it really pisses off your wife.


Because she sees what you’re doing.

What you’re doing is avoiding the real thing at hand which is the feelings, the emotions, the intensions, some of the triggers that are going on.

What you’re trying to do is avoid the real issue at hand by covering it up with logic and rationale – your comfort zone.

So what I want to try and do, is help you make the emotionality your comfort zone. Being calm and confident and deliberate in the emotional part of it.

Standing with and talking about the emotions. Saying things like:

“I can see you’re really pissed off right now. I get it.”
“I want to try and understand why you’re pissed off.”

This advice is aimed toward myself. This is the advice I wish someone had provided me with when my marriage was in trouble.

Being calm is good. Being aloof is not.

Being deliberate in your actions is good. Acting like Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) is not.

And being pleased with who you are is good. Self-righteous smugness is not.

The most powerful and attractive you’ll ever be is when you balance your masculine strength of calm, deliberate presence with the human strength of emotional confidence and vulnerability.

It’s a potent cocktail and it’s a wonderful place to find yourself.

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It’s only the truly self-reliant, self-respecting confident man who is naturally secure in his own skin. He doesn’t go looking for happiness – he IS happiness.

Big difference.

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Steve Horsmon Certified Professional Men’s Coach
Steve Horsmon is a Certified Professional Life Coach and owner of Goodguys2Greatmen Relationship Coaching in Livermore, Colorado. He has appeared on well known coachign and psychology television, radio, youtube, and podcast channels related to maintaining healthy relationships. Steve provides intensely personal, action oriented coaching services for men through 1-on-1 coaching, private retreats and workshops designed to give men new knowledge, skills and mindset to achieve their relationship goals. He is a committed, lifelong mentor who teaches his clients to discover their masculine power, take bold action and create the life they want. He has written articles and guest blogs for numerous relationship and expert websites.

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