However, if they do feel the need to prove themselves, they will most likely do it in a way that does not involve risking serious injury or harming someone else.They can do this by being better at whatever it is they do or by making up for some insecurity by using humor, wit or a display of their talents.
This can be a more subtle example of what makes a man a gentleman, but if you find yourself having increased self esteem around this person, it could be a sign that he’s the real deal.
The reason men will do this is because they want you to crave their approval.
Once you crave their approval, they know that there is a good chance that you will want to get with them. They don’t like to get involved in these sort of games because they can bring long-term problems to the relationship.
He is showing you that you can count on him to help solve problems, express himself, and be able to get through things without escalating the situation with immature responses. Men who are immature oftentimes don’t listen very well.
Part of the reason is because they are constantly focusing on themselves and their own issues.