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.
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I conducted an informal (and utterly unscientific) poll on the Dr.
Why, yes, you now have my attention because I'm now curious about your psyche.
If you've been called intimidating, you're probably wondering what the &*^# is up with that! Read on for a few different interpretations of this often-used label. If you're out there crushin' it professionally, it might soon become clear to the man you're seeing that you're more successful than he is. Be your genuine self and let him get to know the real you.
Is the person doing the calling trying to say you're an impressive and accomplished woman? He'll see you as a whole person and not just a scarily impressive job title. If you find yourself doing so for the sake of a man, snap out of it!
Success doesn't just have to be a work thing, either.
You may have a large social network or be an accomplished dancer or activist. If a man actually says "you're too intimidating" as an excuse to break up with you, let him walk away without any fuss.