7 Men Reveal What Makes Women Intimidating

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Women are magical creatures. From their beauty to their brains, they’re capable of harnessing their emotions to combine them with logic. They are often superwomen who need to do it all, from working a full-time job to being a full-time parent all at once. There are a lot of reasons why a woman might come off as intimidating.

Maybe being intimidating isn’t a bad thing. After all, when we have the most expensive gold, wouldn’t be afraid to lose it? Here are the qualities that men might be most intimidated by.

Her Ability To Form A Strong Emotional Connection

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Matheurs Ferrero / Unsplash

“When I form an emotional connection and she has the power to rip out my heart and leave me questioning my self-worth and ability to be happy again.” – ItsaMe_Rapio / Reddit

A woman that can make a man vulnerable, is a very powerful woman. It’s not easy to give up our power and put it in someone else’s hand so when we meet someone with who we can fall in love, it can be quite intimidating.

The Way She Shows Her Intelligence

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Emre Keshavaraz / Pexels

“Smart women. This is a really underrated one I think. I think our society really pigeonholes women into a spot where intelligence isn’t as valued, so when I run into a woman I know is really sharp, I’m admittedly taken aback. Most men honestly just don’t know how to handle this.” – EthosOfGrandure

A woman who knows how to stand her ground, who can see your true colors and read in between the lines, is a woman you cannot just play.

She Is Not Easily Phased

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Alora Griffiths / Unsplash

When a woman is so confident that, even if she likes me, my actions or comments have little to no effect on her attitude/demeanor, that’s intimidating in a good way. Those are the girls I think I’m not good enough for, but try my damnedest to get.” – 91Bolt / Reddit

A confident woman does not need validation and won’t cave into compliments just for attention. This kind of woman is comfortable in her own skin and might be harder to impress.

The Comfort She Creates Through Conversation

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Disruptivo / Unsplash

“The cooler and more beautiful a woman is, the more intimidated I get usually. That being said, there is nothing that comforts me more than a girl who talks to me like she’s interested in my life in some way.. .the intimidation quickly turns to fascination.

I’ve always kind of felt like I have to go out of my way to try to impress a lady in order for her to give me a chance, but the women who I was the most smitten with were the ones who made me feel like I didn’t have to do anything to get their attention, just be myself” – Dingid_Forester / Reddit

Their Power In Number

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Becca Taupert / Unsplash

“I am intimidated by women when they are hanging out in a group.” – bkvm96 / Reddit

If one woman is intimidating then it’s only reasonable to assume that a group of women is even harder to approach. Women who have each other’s back will be able to spot red flags even when one of their own is too smitten to see it. Nothing will get past them.

Being Emotionally Strong

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Averie Woodard / Unsplash

“For me, intimidation happens when it seems like a girl is too emotionally strong. Maybe she’s hard to get, and she’s likely to reject me. Maybe her personality is such that she would reject me in a way that would really hurt. Maybe she’s the kind of girl who keeps her distance from me, which is intimidating in a way that’s hard to explain.” deleted / Reddit

This is a woman who is not afraid to take risks and fall in love, but she is also not a woman who is afraid to walk away when the relationship no longer holds to her standards.

The Way She’s Happy Independently

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Allef Vinicius / Unsplash

There is something special a woman who does not need a man to fill a void. A woman who makes herself happy by building the kind of life she wants independently can come off intimidating. It makes men feel like they’re not needed, in the way, or like they would not know how to fit into the life she has already created.

However, a happy and successful woman makes for the best kind of partner because she is in the relationship for all the right reasons.

In any relationship, always look at how you feel and ask yourself: does this person make you love yourself more? Do you want to grow old with them?

Love is more than just kisses and butterflies, it’s much more than that. If you want to know more on what your birth chart reveals about how you love and what you need out of a partner, check out this personalized report based on date of birth.

Women are magical creatures. From their beauty to their brains, they’re capable of harnessing their emotions to combine them with logic. They are often superwomen who need to do it all, from working a full-time job to being a full-time parent all at once. There are a lot of reasons why a woman might come off as intimidating.

Maybe being intimidating isn’t a bad thing. After all, when we have the most expensive gold, wouldn’t be afraid to lose it? Here are the qualities that men might be most intimidated by.

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