On the other hand, how frustrating is it that men can be freaked out by impressive women?
Gender norms are shifting, and it can be hard for guys to get used to the idea of a woman who not only matches but potentially surpasses their strength.
Being told “You’re too intimidating” is incredibly aggravating to women.
After all, women are encouraged to be assertive, accomplished and independent; being told that they’re “intimidating” sounds like they’re being told to take all of that back and pretend to be something less than what they are. Are geek guys finding a woman’s accomplishments to be somehow threatening? Because “intimidating” is so subject to personal interpretation, I thought it was best to go to the source: geek guys.
They may be really outgoing as well, which can add in all the problems from the point above.
I find their intimidating aura shrinks when you just have more experience with them.
' That guy must be really insecure, and worrying that because this girl is such a catch she's bound to dump him.
It's a way to keep his pride intact." So my assumption was incorrect, which is kind of a relief because I can't stand when people are dishonest about the real reason they're ending things.
But is there a romantic cost to being such a trailblazer? Besides that, it also seems like a common reason girlfriends use to explain why one of their own is perennially single.
The Mohicans boldly sent back the intimidating yell of their enemies, who raised a shout of savage triumph at the fall of Gamut.
As to intimidating me, or changing my course, the thing cannot be done.
You then see these people as closer to your level, rather than them being on a pedestal and you feeling you're a walking example of lame, awkward unworthiness that's lucky to even be talking to them. If you know someone is mean-spirited or gossipy you're going to be on guard around them.
Though sometimes we mistakenly think that everyone who dresses or acts a certain way is going to look down on us.