A Y chromosome might make you a man, but it takes a more than genes to be manly.
Step 1: Get the job done Identify tasks that need to get done. Use the appropriate tools for every job you take on.
TIP: Remember: a manly man's hands and brain are often his most effective tools.
Step 2: Build your body Hit the gym regularly -- a manly man's body should be fit for any task. Learn to play all major manly sports -- few things are as unmanly as a girly run, throw, or kick.
TIP: To make your workouts more manly, train in extreme conditions.
Step 3: Study up Study up -- read classic manly literature and watch manly movies to find out how to master your desires, lead other people, and achieve your manly goals.
Step 4: Be a rock In an emotional situation? Be a source of stability for those around you. Push your feelings aside until you're alone and can display your emotions with manly dignity.
Step 5: Have some respect Show respect to people who treat you with honor and stand up to those who don't. Have the courage to fight for justice -- a manly man knows he's responsible for defending others, no matter the personal cost.
FACT: The motto on Maryland's state seal, translated from Italian, is "Manly deeds, womanly words."