I can say no easily."Jennie: "My friends think I am intimidating because I work in a corporate business environment which would at times be associated with rigor/aggressive natured people.
I asked six men what qualities they found intimidating in women and here is what they said.
When I asked men what they consider intimidating, the most common response from the guys, was that women who they perceived as dominating attention were intimidating…but not in a good way.
“In prehistoric times men needed to be bigger and stronger to protect their families," explains Dr. "But even in modern days, when brain now dominates over brawn, many women still feel more safe and secure with a taller man (and men more secure with a shorter woman).”But here is the clincher: while the guys had their opinions, when asked if any of the things they listed would ever prevent them from asking a woman out, they all answered with a resounding no. Whether you're tall or short, reserved or animated, each guy is going to have different opinions on what they find attractive. But perhaps the old “he is just intimidated by you” line isn’t as helpful as we might think.
So if you identify with these traits, it doesn’t mean men see them as a negative thing, and it likely won’t be the reason he doesn’t ask you out. It seems to me it would be more helpful to remind our friend that she is awesome and she is going to meet a guy who is the right match.
He adds, “On the other hand, I’ve heard men brag about their female counterpart’s earning capacity and brilliance.” To sum it up, if a guy is particularly intimidated by you because of your career, your looks, or the money you make it could be that you need to check your ego. Do you boast about your accomplishments a bit too much?