Effeminate behaviours are behaviours that men exhibit that are more stereotypical female in nature. This could include more overt displays of emotion and a deeper focus on one’s personal appearance to name just a few. To display or exhibit effeminate behaviours does not make an individual less masculine.
However, often times these effeminate behaviours are the consequence of perceiving oneself as an emasculated male. Believing that one is ‘not man enough’ (emasculated male) is often not a conscious process.
A man may not even be aware that they are operating under this false belief system. Yet, to the man, it is absolutely true. They have internalized deeply that they are an emasculated male. What takes place next is what others would describe as effeminate behaviours.