You're not a sissy. You're actually very brave. I would rather have my fingernails pulled out than go parasailing. Don't like guns? That's healthy. Confined spaces? Claustrophobia ain't sissyhood (or whatever the word is). Not being around the dying? That is a problem, since, as my (late) father used to say, about 100% of us will die some day, and death is part of the natural cycle of life, and your loved ones will probably want contact with you when they're about to leave this mortal coil. But that only means you are enmeshed in the denial-of-death consumerist culture of America- also not sissyhood.