Macho Macho Man

In Mexican-American culture there are supposedly two stereotypes for young men to base their own "manliness" on: "caballero", a gentleman and family man, and "machismo", a hypermasculine chauvinist. A recent study explored these two images of manhood among Mexican-American men and found that men who identified as "caballero" were generally happier than macho men. The reason for this could be the coping skills that accompany each identity: caballeros used practical problem-solving to deal with their problems while macho men used "wishful thinking." (Oh yeah, and machismo men are usually assholes; that might have something to do with them being less happy!). [Science Daily]

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