He may be overwhelmed by the force of her personality and worry that he will be forced to be the inferior partner in the relationship.
Or he may just be the sort of person who prefers a quieter, demure, more “feminine” personality. While there are plenty who can appreciate an outgoing partner – one who would compliment them, be the yang to their yin – more are likely to feel steamrolled by someone so dominant.
Being told “You’re too intimidating” is incredibly aggravating to women.
After all, women are encouraged to be assertive, accomplished and independent; being told that they’re “intimidating” sounds like they’re being told to take all of that back and pretend to be something less than what they are. Are geek guys finding a woman’s accomplishments to be somehow threatening? Because “intimidating” is so subject to personal interpretation, I thought it was best to go to the source: geek guys.
Some family members will even imply that their social worker is incompetent or displaying inappropriate behaviour, and request a replacement.
Here is a guide to managing highly resistant behaviour.1 Always ensure you are safe Find out whether you can access training on managing aggression.
I conducted an informal (and utterly unscientific) poll on the Dr.
2 Identify resistant behaviour yourself Keep factual notes with dates and descriptions of any behaviour that indicates intimidation.Instead, make a point of being approachable and friendly.Wide smiles that reach your eyes (the “Duchenne Smile”) and open, welcoming body language can make a shy or introverted guy feel more welcome.Others were late bloomers or women who have had few female role models in their lives.Some women are just naturally more outgoing and rowdy; the loud group of party girls are a regular feature of many parties, bars, and club scenes.