Men who are intimidated by women often describe them as “too independent,” “strong,” and “not in need of any man.”
This is because society has traditionally defined masculinity as being outwardly confident, having a booming business or well-paying job, being financially stable, and being blunt and smart.
But what happens when the tables are flipped, and the woman meets all of these criteria?
When a woman is the intimidator, the dynamics of boy-meet-girl romance can change drastically.
For one, the man may feel less pressure to be the “provider” or to take the lead in the relationship.
This can be liberating for both partners, but it can also be challenging for men who are used to being in control.
As our world embraces modern living and equal opportunities for both genders, we see the rise of women taking on new roles and responsibilities.
Women are now entering leadership positions and positions of power, which is a positive development for the entire female gender.
It encourages more women to follow suit, and it also challenges men to recognize that women are just as capable as they are.
The notion of the “weaker sex” is becoming obsolete.
What Type Of Girl Intimidates Guys?
There is now a rise of men feeling intimidated by all that the modern woman has become, and are voicing this fear out.
But what type of girl are they meeting?
Who are the women intimidating them?
1. Girls with high-paying jobs:
Women who have very successful careers or businesses and earn more money than their male counterparts are mostly single in our world today for this reason.
Men who are in the early stages of their careers or earn the average can find such women intimidating.
Especially if this man was raised to value being the breadwinner and sole provider of the family.
Such men may be ignorant of how to get past this or how to handle themselves in such a situation.
If a man is unable to see his worth past his financial stability of limited resources, he might begin to feel very insecure around her.
He will be intimidated by her wealth and success because he believes his responsibility in the relationship will be taken from him and leave him feeling worthless.
2. Girls who are very attractive:
Some men may be afraid to approach an attractive woman, or they may feel like they don’t have a chance with her.
This can make it difficult for attractive women to meet potential partners.
Most men express their concern about women who have no boyfriends or husbands whilst meeting all the standards of beauty.
They begin to draw negative deductions on why an attractive woman is still single.
Some might believe she has a bad attitude, or she’s difficult, hence why there are no men.
Some men believe girls who have very attractive features and are single could possibly be high-maintenance or golddiggers.
And while some may confirm this to be true, it is not true in all cases.
3. Girls who are very vocal with their opinions/feelings:
There’s a popular quote that 90% of women use silence to express their pain.
When a woman is blunt about her opinions or feelings or even generally expressive, it becomes off-putting to the other gender.
This is often because they are not used to women speaking up for themselves or challenging the status quo.
There are certain men who believe women should be quiet and agree with whatever is said to them.
They grew up in homes where the conversation was anchored by the man of the house, and the women had to be gentle by speaking less.
Truthfully, silence is not always golden.
But men like such need to understand the importance of other women in their lives speaking up and not feeling intimidated by a woman’s “NO.”
In fact, men who are able to accept and respect a woman’s strong opinion and strength are often more successful in relationships.
They are also more likely to be supportive and equitable partners.
4. Girls who don’t need anyone’s help/girls who are overly independent:
One of the ways a man likes to show up in a woman’s life is by helping them.
They want the woman they are attracted to to know that they are strong and able to support and attend to their needs.
Women who don’t allow him to do little things like carry heavy stuff around the house, fix leaks, help with gadget problems, give solutions to issues, open a tight-lipped jar, and so on make the man feel useless around them.
Women who are used to doing everything by themselves without the help of anyone can come off as intimidating to men.
This may be because men often associate self-reliance with strength and independence.
When a woman is able to do everything for herself, it may send the message to a man that she doesn’t need him.
5. Girls who are very knowledgeable:
Men who struggle to keep up with conversations with smart/intelligent women can feel intimidated by them because they feel intellectually inferior.
This can be due to a number of factors, such as traditional gender roles, societal expectations, or personal insecurities.
She probably has a broader range of knowledge about topics such as history, science, and art than he does, which can be overwhelming to men who are not used to being intellectually challenged.
She’s probably talking about topics the man has no interest in, and it can make him feel left out, and that insecurity will creep in on him, which can make him feel like he is unable to engage the woman he is with.
6. Girls who are physically strong and athletic:
A lot of men get intimidated by a woman who appears physically stronger than them.
This can be due to a variety of reasons, such as traditional gender roles or even fear of physical harm if the woman were to become angry.
Some women are naturally stronger than men, and it’s no reflection of her character or personality; it simply means that she works hard and takes care of her body.
They would expertly avoid situations with women who do not look dainty and small.
Girls with muscly arms and bulky physiques can scare off the opposite sex and make them feel weak.
This can be due to a number of reasons, such as men being expected by society to appear physically stronger than women or personal insecurities about their own physical appearance and strength.
7. Girls who are taller:
A lot of guys prefer to tower over the girls they stand close to.
Very rarely will a man go after a girl taller than him.
And this notion, even though outdated, is still seen as a common fear among men today.
This is likely due to social conditioning through media, culture, upbringing, and everyday interactions that encourage men to be taller than women.
Due to evolutionary psychology, being taller is often associated with the protector and dominant one, which men can be easily associated with.
8. Girls who are not impressed by the man’s achievements:
Men want the women in their lives to look up to them with adoration and loudly affirm the deeds and activities they do.
They want to be showered with compliments and seen as the best thing.
Girls who don’t seem impressed by anything they do or who feel like the man’s efforts are subpar will scare them off.
This is because it can bring up feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem in the man.
Many times, men will shy away from those women who are not impressed by their accomplishments.
Although admiration is not love, acceptance is a form of true appreciation and respect.
Real admiration should come from the self, not from others.
If this is missing in a relationship, it can be damaging.
A man should feel appreciated and accepted by his partner regardless of how much or little he has achieved in life.
Additionally, a woman who is confident and successful may challenge the man’s sense of self-worth.
He may feel insecure about his own abilities or accomplishments, or he may worry that she is not interested in him because she doesn’t need him.
It is important to note that not all men are intimidated by women.
Some men are attracted to strong, independent women who know what they want.
However, there are also men who feel threatened by women who are more successful or more powerful than them.
If you are a woman who intimidates men, it is important to be understanding and patient.
It may take some time for a man to get comfortable with your strength and confidence.
However, if you find the right person, they will appreciate all that you have to offer.