We have both Feminine and Masculine within us.
The Feminine and the Masculine involve not only physical differences between men and women, but different ways of thinking and feeling. Each of these energies has its own essence, and is best described in terms of its corresponding qualities:
These energies are conveyed within us by the hormones oxytocin and testosterone:
- The key Feminine hormone is oxytocin, which facilitates childbirth and breast feeding. It also promotes trust and bonding: small amounts help a man cooperate with other men.
- The main Masculine hormone is testosterone, which increases muscle mass. It also stimulates assertive behavior: small amounts make women more active and outgoing.
Everyone has both Feminine and Masculine within them, and both energies shape the core of one’s personality. For example:
- Boxer Mike Tyson’s abundant Masculine made him a tough fighter, but his moderate Feminine made him a champion. He expressed his Feminine in the ring as deceptive movement and feints (mystery), as well as punch combinations (flow).
- Performer Britney Spears’ abundant Feminine made her an exciting dancer, but her moderate Masculine made her a star. She expressed her Masculine on stage as the lead dancer (independence), and in intricate choreography (structure).