The battle of equality between men and women across the globe has been fought for decades, and the fight has borne fruit. Today women have the opportunity to become anything they fancy; they can become heads of families, leaders of corporations and even presidents of countries. However, as much as all men are happy that women are getting the best opportunities, these women are becoming ever more intimidating to the men that are in their lives. Men will hardly approach a woman that they feel is better than them in any way or has a physical or attitudinal aspect that makes her superior.
However, most of the things that make a woman so intimidating are things that every woman should aspire to develop, because everyone has the right to better him or herself. Some women can deliberately set their sights on becoming better than every man around them, for them to become as successful as possible. However, other women do not even know that they intimidate men because they see their success as a good thing, something that their men can find to be of great value and assistance in their relationship.
Every woman should try her very best to develop the following attributes, but she should realize that every decision she makes has a consequence. However, regardless of how successful a woman may get, it is possible for her to carry herself in a way that allows anyone she is interested in to feel comfortable around her. Here are a few things about women that make them so intimidating to men.
10. Her Busy Work Schedule
Men love women who are driven to make money, either through employment or through a business where she is the boss. However, when the woman is so focused on her career that she does not even have time for her man, that situation is very intimidating. It’s common, and to some extent socially accepted, for a woman to complain but learn to live with the fact that her man is always working until very late at night, but when you reverse the roles it can be an equally difficult situation for a man to accept. It’s important for both men and women to realize that making time for each other outside of work is of the utmost importance in a healthy relationship.
9. Her Level of Confidence
A certain level of confidence is an extremely attractive quality in most women, but an overly confident woman can be very intimidating, not just to the men in her life, but also to other women. Some women don’t realize that certain men fear the likelihood of her being too confrontational or aggressive in the relationship. An overly confident woman might not even start fights, but her assertiveness will always get her what she wants, and a man will likely interpret this to mean that he will never have his way whenever there is a disagreement. Ladies who are sure of themselves are great, but they should be wary to tone it down, lest they scare off guys who might be interested.
8. Her Perfectionist Nature
To a certain extent, perfectionism is a good quality to have in both men and women. It ensures a clean living space and success in the work place. However, when it comes to a relationship, women who are perfectionists will intimidate almost every man out there because of her ‘perfect life’ and the expectations that come with it. Perfectionists tend to have a great way of balancing their lives, and a man will feel intimidated if he has areas of his life that need a lot of work. Every man wants to have a woman who’s in shape, but not one who can run circles around him or embarrass him at sports. Since most men are less than perfect in so many ways, they will not feel so comfortable showing their imperfections to perfectionist women.
7. Her Profession
Some men, not all, will find it hard to go out on a second date with a police officer, a detective, a soldier, or even a business woman. These women are symbols of authority and fear, and a man will always be on edge with them. Men hardly want to get serious with women who are into exotic dancing, prostitution, or any profession that involves her removing her clothing. Some men will not last very long in a relationship with a lawyer or a psychiatrist, because they will feel as if the lawyer is too powerful for her and that the psychiatrist will always be psychoanalyzing him all the time. Insecurity about his own job can also make men avoid women more successful than him. However, many men out there will embrace whatever profession a woman is in.
6. Her Elegance
An elegant woman needs no introduction because you will notice her the moment you lay your eyes on her. Elegance is a great thing, but it can sometimes be intimidating to a man. A woman who wears designer clothing, speaks in a certain way, drinks a particular type of drink, stays away from certain foods, and has a unique sense of style can be enough to out-class some guys. It is not that men will not find her attractive or anything, it’s just that most of them know that they cannot keep up with her. An extremely elegant woman belongs with an extremely elegant man, a breed that is quite rare if you think about it.
5. Her Level of Intelligence
An intelligent woman is very attractive because she will understand her man, know how to deal with issues in the relationship, and learn how to please him in the best possible way. However, when this intelligent woman is extremely smart, she will naturally repel men who are not close to her level. A man will definitely feel extremely intimidated when the woman’s ideas are always better than his, when she makes smarter decisions than he does, when her counsel is taken more seriously than his, and when she naturally excels in all areas where thinking is involved. It’s not that men look exclusively for women who are less intelligent, but no one likes to look dumb in front of their partner, regardless of gender.
4. Her Friends
Friends are very important for everyone because they end up defining who they are. The type of friends a woman has can intimidate a man, depending on who they are. A woman who is friends with the governor, has lunch dates with celebrities, and spends time with the rich and famous can be very intimidating even if she is not rich and famous herself. Her friends will influence her decisions, especially concerning her love life, and no man wants his woman’s friends telling her that he is not good enough. Many men will think that if they are not approved by their woman’s friends, their woman will lose interest in them. You are who you know.
3. Her Striking Beauty
The saying “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” means that every woman is beautiful, depending on who is looking at her. However, there are those women who are alarmingly beautiful, women who will stand out of a crowd of models because of just how awesome they look. Every man wants to date beautiful woman, however few men will have the confidence to approach, let alone date, a woman who is clearly out of their league on this front. There is always the fear that if she is too beautiful she will have so many men hitting on her, and you will not be able to make her feel the way she makes you feel when you are with her.
2. Her Education
Highly educated women are very intimidating because they have the attitude and the certificates to prove that they are better than everyone else out there regardless of their field of specialization. Therefore, a woman with a Ph.D will hardly find herself in circles where she is brushing shoulders with men who have minimum academic qualifications. However, if she does start seeing a man with lesser qualifications than she has, there is a strong chance that her status will start to affect her man’s self-esteem. They may not like to admit it, but it can be difficult for some men to deal with the fact that their woman commands more respect because of her education.
1. Her Wealth
Many women might not know this, but the richer they get the more intimidating they become to their male counterparts. Money is an integral part of a relationship, and a man will find it very hard to stay in a relationship where his paycheck is just a fraction of what his significant other makes. The ability to provide for the woman makes a man feel relevant and important, which is why, unless if he is out to get her money, a man will find it very hard to relate with a wealthy woman romantically. Having a nicer car, a nicer place and a more extravagant lifestyle than her man can certainly take a toll on his ego.