Action, dry-drunk, pissed off, loosing confidence is the same as loosing or ‘low self-esteem’.
A man is not always himself, especially when his self image is based on things like crime, violence, competition and a variety of sundry operations.
But a man likes to think he can be a ‘smooth operator’ or ‘cooling it’.
He is seemingly in competition with others, especially himself.
Sometimes he confuses or is in conflict with an object, he may be mistaking it as a person like a womanizer.
A cowboy has dreams like everyone else.
He knows he slips up sometimes.
Hell, he even denies it from time to time.