With today's many misconceptions about what makes a man a man I'm curious as to how this forum regards what constitues a "real man". Imho nowadays a "real man" is often expressed as something equal to being a "good man" (read: a good person), i.e. a morally upstanding PERSON (because being a good person is not correlated to being good at being a man, it is androgynous), rather than what makes a man good at being a man.
In my opinion, there are several things that makes a man good at being a man:
-Physical and mental strength
-Boldness and courage
-Stoicism, emotional control, always keeping your cool
-Loyalty and honour (only within the confines of your "squad" or social circle, i.e. your closest 2-15 male friends). Society on a large scale has shunned the morally upstanding man and rewards Machiavellians and Narcissists.
-Mastery: Being a master of one or several arts, crafts or skills.
-Masculinity/testosterone to the max
-"Having an edge", being adventerous, outgoing, looking out for your passion/mission in life
That's what I could come up with so far, but I'm very interested in your opinions.