I own my weaknesses as well as my successes, since they’re all part of who I am, but while some men feel my confidence and openness make me approachable, and even inspirational, a great number of men tell me that I’m ... One guy even went so far as to advise me on how to tone down my confidence so that men might find me more desirable in the future.
When I look at it from the man’s point of view, I understand how hard it is to put yourself out there.
The expectations about what it takes to "be a real man" these days is convoluted and confusing.
Men want to know they shine amongst the competition, so it's disheartening when they show up ready for validation only to find that the beautiful woman across the table is just as successful, can meet the basic needs in life herself, and is looking for something deeper and more profound than what the conventional paradigm offers. But, let's be crystal clear about something here, ladies: When a man says, "You’re intimidating", what he’s really saying is, " intimidated." And there is a BIG difference between the two. Short of arriving with hell hounds at your heels and blood lust in your eyes, there’s no way "make" a man feel intimated.
“This missile launch presented no threat to us, but it of course escalates this conflict and there is nothing good about that,” he said.