The term “tough guys” is often used in relation to individuals who are generally considered to be tougher than average, but in fact these are individuals who have a tendency to make decisions based on personal feelings rather than the merits of the situation.
For example, consider the following statement from the late, great James “Mad Dog” Mattis, a former Marine general who was later a national security adviser to President Donald Trump: “The United States is in a very, very dangerous position.”
That may be true, but it doesn’t tell us anything about whether Trump should be impeached for using that statement.
Instead, it tells us something about the general consensus around Trump: the “toughest guy” is a “hard guy.”
To put it another way, Mattis and the “hard guys” in his estimation represent a certain “standard of toughness,” a concept we all know well.
Mattis himself used this term, saying in his memoirs that the term “hard men” is “unfortunately in our vocabulary,” and that the United States should adopt it.
But what about Trump?
Does this mean that he is a tough guy, or is he merely someone who is trying to make himself seem tough, or does this mean he has a soft side?
To find out, I asked five experts in the field of masculinity and politics to share their take on this subject.
John Sides, a professor of sociology at the University of Florida and author of the book The Man’s Man’s World, wrote a book called The Making of Donald Trump, which argues that “Trump has been a man of his own making,” that he has been “uncompromising” and that he “sees himself as a tough person.”
For that reason, Sides argued, “he has done a good job in terms of trying to portray himself as tough and in some ways as a man who has always done his own thing.”
The trouble is, Sades wrote, Trump “has never actually done anything to deserve being called tough.”
Instead, Sases wrote, “Trump is just a hard guy” who “doesn’t know how to control his emotions.”
The best way to understand the words of the man who said, “If you don’t like it, leave,” is to understand his personality.
Donald Trump is a man with a soft spot for tough guys and his soft spot is not based on a need to protect the country.
This is a classic example of narcissism, or the ability to think about oneself in terms that are superior to others.
This ability is an important characteristic of narcissistic personalities.
Narcissistic personalities are driven by self-centeredness and their view of the world is shaped by their need to feel superior to the other.
Narcisists are easily manipulated by the desire to be seen as superior, and they will use anything to get what they want.
This, according to a study by psychiatrist Robert Hare, is the underlying reason that the narcissist can be so easily manipulated.
He writes, “There are two types of narcissists: those who are naturally manipulative, and those who can be easily manipulated.”
If we are honest with ourselves, we need to know that our ability to be self-sacrificing and compassionate is largely shaped by our narcissism.
The narcissist’s personality characteristics are what determine how we treat others, whether they are a friend or foe, a competitor or friend, and so on.
And narcissists can be both good and bad at this, and are often very good at both.
But the good part of a narcissist is that they can be incredibly loyal to their needs, their family and their country.
But they can also be incredibly self-absorbed and often want to get ahead of their own needs and desires.
This makes them susceptible to being easily manipulated, which in turn makes them easily manipulated in ways that can lead to misbehavior.
“There is a lot of research that shows the traits that make a person an excellent liar and manipulator and that makes him a great manipulator of others,” Sides told me.
“It’s hard to separate the good traits and the bad traits.
And that is what makes Trump such a good example of the latter.
He can be a really good liar, and a really bad liar, but his ability to manipulate others and to manipulate the media is remarkable.
He is very good, but that ability to say whatever he wants to say is extraordinary.”
A study by psychologist Matthew J. D. Green of Yale University found that the more Trump used words such as “pussy,” “pig,” “fucking,” “slut,” “tease,” “fuck,” “shit,” “suck,” “cunt,” “whore,” “dog,” and “dog fucker” on Twitter, the more he was praised.
This was also true of his tweets about women.
“I’ve been tweeting about women since I was 14 years old,” Trump said on “The Tonight Show