Have you ever wondered why some women are beautiful and smart and yet still single or in starting positions? Often, it’s because men feel intimidated by them. Whether this is a good or bad thing is undetermined. On one hand, it means these women are excelling in some way, but on the other hand, their success or beauty should not be threatening if it’s truly respected.
The only way to get a better understanding is to get inside a man’s head and let them speak for themselves. Here is what men most commonly find to be most intimidating in a woman.
“The same thing that makes a guy intimidating to other guys, power. A formidable power in any form, intellect, physicality, social mastery, greater skill, superior debate ability, any power that is felt to be overwhelmingly superior will tend to intimidate another person when they feel that they are unable to compete on the same level.” – Brian Zahn / Quora
This power is even more intimidating when men feel as though they have less of it. This is often what causes toxic power dynamics, as men try to gain some of it back.