testosterone blindness

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ida2

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Persian - Iran
Hi,

In the following context, what does the expression "testosterone blindness" mean?

Even Sebastian’s self-awareness and openness with his feelings challenged me. It was bold – brave and deeply masculine, but in a way that was so unlike anything I’d ever seen, not in my father or male friends but especially in David. There was no loud testosterone blindness to navigate with an upset Seb. On this rare occasion that he was distraught, he sought to understand the emotions he was feeling, and he didn’t try to hide them behind machismo.

Source: A Mother's Confession, by Kelly Rimmer
 
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    American English
    I read "testosterone blindness" as a machismo so strong that blinds you to (prevents) rational thought and action.
     
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