This is quite a paragraph you are translating, which expresses a lot of opinions.
Many assume there is rational behaviour and emotional behaviour - the first 'cool', the second 'hot'. So, I guess the writer is suggesting that a woman is testing whether a man loses his cool - perhaps by showing irritation, anger... I don't think 'confidence' is necessarily related to either rational or emotional behaviour - though the suggestion here might be that less confident people become irritated or upset more easily. If, for example, you look at many famous speeches in history they are filled with emotion and rationality, but were the speakers lacking in confidence? In most cases, I doubt it.
Good luck with that.