In working with men often times the cornerstone perceived truth (i.e. false or limiting belief) is anchored in one of an emasculated male or gender shame. The lived experience of the emasculated male is the belief that somehow they are lacking as men. They feel essentially powerless.
The emasculated man may feel both embarrassed and ashamed of himself as a man. As a result, he may try desperately to either prove his masculinity to others or to hide the fact that he perceives himself as lacking. The limiting belief is one that for whatever reason the man is devoid of what it takes to be a ‘real’ man.
As a result, he may live with a sense of terror of being found out as such and decides to hide this from others at all costs. The emasculated male is rooted in shame.
Shame is rooted in the desire to cover oneself up because one believes that they have either done wrong or more specifically is wrong.