It's the gap in intelligence —not gender — that causes the intimidation."Do strong career minded women intimidate guys? It probably has more to do with these women having chosen to spend their time and effort trying to accomplish other goals instead of pursuing and working on relationships." "Honestly, when it comes down to it, all men have a little bit of intimidation in them, simply because of the historical dominance of males in society.
Given this growing ascendancy, one might surmise that men have started to feel emasculated, put off by financially independent, strong women who make their own way because of the fear they're losing value as men.But are men really intimidated by strong, smart and successful women?Obviously, all men are different, and to generalize an entire gender would be wrong. They remind these people of the existential crisis that cause their current state of being. According to the book Strong, aggressive, ambitious people intimidate weak, passive, lackadaisical people regardless of sex.