What are you intimidating

After all, despite the leaps and bounds that women have made in society, there are still men out there who would have you believe that women are the weaker sex.

Of course, it’s simply not true, but the cliches do hold many women back from chasing their own dreams.

I’ll go through 16 traits I believe you have if you’re an alpha female and why that might make some men feel uncomfortable: Resilient women not only respect themselves but demand respect from other people.

They don’t do this by walking around with a chip on their shoulder though; in fact, just the opposite: they are living their life the way they want.

Perhaps you are dealing with a domineering boss or have a classmate who can be a bit of a bully.

Though ignoring them might seem like the easiest way out, we often have to speak to the people who we most want to avoid.

It’s not a competition, and women know that, but men still feel intimidated by a strong, independent woman who knows what she wants and is not afraid to go against the grain to get it.

Some men would rather than women return to a place of submission and not stand out in the crowd.

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She received her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University in 2011.Men should be lifting women up instead of trying to beat them down.Everyone benefits when we give women the space they need to become what they were meant to be. (To learn more about becoming mentally tough and living your best life, check out Hack Spirit’s new e Book on the Art of Resilience here).These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'intimidate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. This article was co-authored by Trudi Griffin, LPC.

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