Women these days have come to their senses and become decidedly strong and fierce.
They don’t care about societal standards and its expectations of them.
That’s why men today have trouble understanding women and they’re more often than not afraid of them.
Their fear stems from their own insecurities and need for power and control. But those same fears command women to always stand behind a man.
Those fears tell us to keep our dreams hidden and our voices low. They might even make us feel ashamed for the strength we have.
Men might let those same insecurities stand in their way of finding an absolutely astounding woman.
So what are some qualities that men fear in women? Let’s explore them.
1. You work a high-paying job
Men still believe that they’re supposed to be providers. When you have a job that pays more than his, he may feel intimidated.
The same goes for demanding jobs that make you spend extra hours at work.
They make men feel like you spend more time on your job than with them.
You see, women are amazing at balancing multiple things at the same time.
You’re more than capable of being in a healthy relationship and at the same time working your dream job.
And for the fact that you earn more than he does? You shouldn’t care about that either.
Why would you want a job that pays less just because he’s insecure? He should be the one to support you and be happy for you.
His insecurities shouldn’t make you feel bad. They just make him weak.
2. You are fiercely independent
As stated before, men are often intimidated by successful women. So your independence is actually seen as a threat to his masculinity.
Men want to be providers, and not just financially. He also wants you to depend on him emotionally and mentally.
You’re probably someone who makes her own decisions in life. You do ask him for advice, but only when you really need it.
That doesn’t happen too often and he feels like he’s not bringing anything to the table. You’re too fiercely independent for him.
This shouldn’t be an issue.
You worked hard to be where you’re at right now. There were times when you wanted to give up, but you didn’t.
You worked so hard to become the woman you are today. If he has an issue with that, it’s not your problem.
3. You aren’t afraid to speak your mind
A woman who isn’t afraid to raise her voice and take up space is a threat to a man’s masculinity.
Our wholes lives we’ve heard how women should be sweet, quiet, and timid; and shouldn’t speak unless spoken to.
You are none of those things and you shouldn’t be any of those things.
There was probably a time in your life where you were too anxious to speak your mind, but you have worked through that issue and look where you are right now!
You have the full right to say what you think and fight for yourself.
They say that a woman who stands up for herself, stands up for every woman. So stand up for yourself! Scream and shout when you see injustice take place.
If he’s ashamed of a woman as powerful as you are, that sounds like a problem he needs to work through. Not you.
Why would a woman with such a strong social life sacrifice all her friends just to be at a man’s beck and call?
We know it’s because he finds it scary as he wants to be the biggest priority in your life.
You’re totally able to spend time with him as well as your friends.
But you’re not going to push them aside just because he doesn’t like it when you go out.
He might think that he’s being sweet when he demands your attention, but his entitlement is everything but adorable.
You’ve created a group of people who adore you. There are others in your life you want to spend time with. They are necessary for you to be happy.
If he can’t handle it, then: Thank you, next!
5. You want to achieve many things
You have a long bucket-list of things that need to be achieved before you die. All things that’ll make you become the best version of yourself.
At one point, he may get intimidated by your dreams because he has none of his own (or none as ambitious as yours).
He doesn’t work hard to achieve his dreams because he’s content with where he’s at right now.
That sounds great, but that shouldn’t be the reason for him to feel insecure about the fact you’re working so hard.
You have many dreams and they aren’t going to be achieved by sitting around.
But he wants you to put those things aside so that you can spend all your time, energy, and effort on him.
6. You’re aware of your own worth
A woman who knows her own worth stands her ground and doesn’t care what other people think or do.
A strong woman is someone who’d leave a job because they didn’t pay her as much as she deserved to get paid.
You know that you’re someone worthy of more and you pursues that.
It makes sense that a confident woman like you is intimidating to a man because he can’t control you.
He feels inferior to you and doesn’t know how to act.
In a social gathering, you won’t budge when someone insults you. You know your own worth and you work for yourself.
7. You have high relationship standards
If a man doesn’t treat you the way you deserve to be treated, it’s over.
Many men these days believe that giving a woman their bare minimum is enough.
Like listening to her and washing the dishes is something to be grateful for.
No. Those are things that show how low the minimum for men actually is.
You know that and that’s why you have high relationship standards.
There’s so much you bring to the table to make your boyfriend happy, he should put the same amount of energy into it.
You don’t want someone who’ll just take everything you have to offer without giving the same in return.
That is just an unhealthy relationship headed for disaster.
That can be intimidating for men because they got away with doing nothing. Now that’s not going to be the case with you.