28 Sep

These are the symptoms of Irritable Male Syndrome – Hormonal imbalance in men due to andropause (menopause)

Type 1: Grumpy
Men who fall into type 1 are often hypersensitive. Little things can set us off and we become annoyed and angry. We are sure that someone else (often our partner, family, or co-workers) are doing things to irritate us. Often it’s the people who live with us who suffer the most. It’s the most common type and most difficult to recognize in ourselves.

Type 2: Fearful
Men who fall into this category are often fearful and worried. We feel that if something can go wrong, it probably will. We are often on edge and nervous. Although we don’t always show it we are very self-critical and judge ourselves harshly. We can also be quite jealous and worry that our partner may have a wandering eye.

Type 3: Aggressive
Men who fall into this category are very angry. We may seem serene and quiet on the surface, but when we feel stressed or overwhelmed we can explode. We may break things in anger, hit the wall, and at times become physically aggressive with our partner. On the highway we can become the poster boys for road rage if we are not careful.

Type 4: Unappreciated
Men who fall into this category often feel unappreciated and unloved. Whether we are with a partner or on our own we have a deep feeling of sadness and loneliness. We try and be nice and accommodating but it seems that we give more than we receive. We long to have an intimate partnership, but our hidden anger often pushes people away.

Type 5: Uncompassionate
Men who fall into this category have a difficult time empathizing with others. We are often quite independent and self-sufficient and we have trouble with people who are emotional. Those close to us say we don’t communicate or share our feelings. We often have suffered emotional wounds and don’t want to risk getting hurt again.

Type 6: Exhausted
Men who fall into this category are tired a good deal of the time. We often feel stressed at home and at work. Life can seem overwhelming at times and we think of getting away from it all. Our energy level is low and it seems we are often running on empty. We may have difficulty sleeping. We often feel we haven’t lived up to our potential.

Type 7: Impulsive
Men who fall into this category are unpredictable. We can be impulsive and excitable. When we are feeling at our best we can be lively, fun, and outrageous in a positive way. When we are down we can become defensive and argumentative. Things can be going along well and all of a sudden something sets us off and we blow up.

Type 8: Escape
Men who fall into this category cover their feelings with alcohol and other drugs, food, T.V., and computers. We use nicotine to give us a boost as well as to relax. We may smoke marijuana. Alcohol is often a significant presence in our lives. We often over-eat and spend hours lost in front of the T.V. or the computer. We want to zone out.

Type 9: Bored
Men who fall into this category act bored, but often feel frustrated. We feel quite cynical about life and often think that things are going down the tubes. Although we are dissatisfied with the way things are we don’t have much hope that things will improve. We can be quite cutting in our remarks and often don’t realize the pain we cause.



  1. JOT September 29, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    Great article !

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