Why Being A Strong Woman Intimidates Him, By Zodiac Sign

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Why Being A Strong Woman Intimidates Him, By Zodiac Sign

All women have inner power, and some women choose to show more of it than others.

Sometimes people hear a certain zodiac sign's name (Aries, Scorpio, to name a few) and automatically think of that woman as being intimidatingly strong. 

Being with a strong woman can be scary – that is, if you're someone who still believes that men are stronger, smarter, and all around better than women.

Too harsh? Maybe it should be too harsh.

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After all, women have been proving their worth for centuries – it's about time we start respecting them and stop treating them like they're not as strong as men. 

That said, there are still people out there who are intimidated when they meet a woman who "acts like a man" in the sense that she isn't afraid to speak up, she goes after what she wants in life, and she does what makes her happy without asking permission from anyone else.

What makes a woman strong isn't the fact that she would rather have a career and be single than want to have children or get married.

What makes a woman strong is that she is able to vocalize what she wants in life and doesn't care about putting her own happiness aside to make anyone else happy.

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If traveling the world and being the boss of your own company makes you happy, then do that. If being a stay-at-home mom and being married to the love of your life makes you happy, then do that!

If being a serial dater and not wanting to ever settle down makes you happy, then do what makes you happy. Life is way too short to live it on someone else's terms.

Trust me, when you live for someone else – or you constantly take other people's advice – you're guaranteed not to be happy because you're not getting to do exactly what you want.

I know people in my own life that would rather I take their advice and make the decisions they would make if they were my age than let me make my own choices and learn from my mistakes.

Too often have I been in a situation where I decided to take the advice of someone else because I thought they knew best, only to screw myself later on because I didn't give myself the opportunity to make my own choices or learn from my own mistakes.

But before you beat yourself up for not doing what you wanted to do, know that the past is in the past. You can't change what has already happened, but you can start making changes to be the strong woman you want to be for the future.

And if it happens to scare people a bit, then that's their problem, not yours. It might take some time to get comfortable in a confident, bad ass role, but you can be the person you want to be and be proud of it.

Of course, if you're stull curious as to why he's so intimidated by you, keep reading. Here is why a strong woman scares him, based on astrology.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries has always loved being in charge – so much so that when anyone tries to take that away from him, it drives him crazy. That's what scares him the most about a strong woman: she likes being in charge, and she's good at it to boot.

Not only that, but a strong woman does ask for help. So, even if Aries horoscope can keep his neuroses about not being the one in charge hidden for so long, she isn't the type to eventually ask for help. Aries doesn't like feeling useless, but around a strong woman, it's highly possible.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus likes feeling like he's the one who people can count on. Whether you're upset, you need a friend, or you just need advice, Taurus is the one who swoops in and makes it all better.

That is why he's intimidated by s strong woman; she knows her worth. She doesn't need someone telling her how great she is or how much she has going for her – she already knows! And until Taurus can see that he brings other things to the table, he's destined to stay intimidated.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

It's often assumed that strong women should ask for help when they need it, especially when things are supposed to be "overwhelming" for them. Gemini doesn't necessarily believe that he should be the one women come to for help, but he can relate to this.

Gemini gets intimidated by a strong woman because she doesn't back down from a challenge. In situations where Gemini might throw in the towel, a strong woman is still giving it her all. Knowing that he needs to keep up with someone like that can really intimidate him.


CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer likes being the one to take care of the people in his life. No matter what the situation is, Cancer goes into it wondering how he can be of service. While it's great that he always wants to lend a helping hand, it's not always necessary.

A strong woman intimidates him because she's her own provider. She doesn't need to lean on anyone, and even when she is dating someone, she doesn't need him to provide for her. Cancer is of the mindset that he needs to be the breadwinner, which isn't as true as it used to be anymore.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is used to being the leader of the pack – AKA the one who makes things happen. But when a strong woman comes around, he gets intimidated. Strong women make him feel like he has to compete for the top dog spot with someone (when that's not true at all).

A strong woman is her own superhero – she doesn't need anyone to save her. Leo likes confident women, don't get him wrong. But when her confidence and bad-assery rivals his, he's not sure what to think. Knowing that she can do it all on her own is a little scary.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo likes when everything is in its own place. He has certain beliefs that he sticks to, values that he can't back down from, and thinks that everyone should think like him. While he can be a bit preachy at times, he's not a big fan of people who speak their mind.

A strong woman can intimidate him for this reason. When she has a strong personality and speaks her mind without asking for permission first, it throws off everything he thinks is right. It's time for him to believe in new things – like the fact that women aren't weak OR submissive.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

One of Libra's main goals in life is to find someone he can spend his like with. He loves the idea of sweeping a woman off her feet and wooing her until she melts in his hands. Of course, anyone who isn't down with this can intimidate him.

More specifically, the strong woman who doesn't need anyone to complete her intimidates him. Sure, Libra can still make her happy, but he's not the only thing she needs in life to survive. Perhaps he's projecting what he really needs in life to be happy, but it certainly isn't what she wants.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is used to being the zodiac sign that keeps everything hidden behind lock and key. He's the mysterious guy that can make any woman melt just by giving them a look – and by never revealing what's really going on behind those dark eyes.

VERY mysterious, Scorpio. But no matter how secretive he tries to be, strong women intimidate him because they can read people well. She knows herself well enough to trust her instincts, which means she can see right through Scorpio's BS – and that kinda scares him.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius loves to live life – just like any strong, confident woman – but he can be a bit tactless at times. Like when he says some out-of-pocket remark about what he really thinks of strong women.

Usually, Sagittarius thinks he can get away with saying whatever he wants because that's just how he is. But that doesn't cut it for a strong woman. She demands respect for herself and from other people, and she isn't afraid to disrupt Sagittarius' narrative.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign you're supposed to look up to in life when you need some inspiration or motivation. He likes being known as the person who keeps his eyes on the prize and makes things happen for himself.

Capricorn can get comfortable with being ahead of the pack because he feels like no one will challenge him. A strong woman knows what she wants in life and isn't afraid to go after it, though, and that can intimidate him and make him second guess himself.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius might not openly advertise it, but he likes to believe that he's above all the BS that comes with being human, and therefore, has no faults. Acting nonchalant when he really wants to express his feelings about something doesn't make him a stronger person.

In fact, strong women intimidate him when they are able to admit their faults honestly. Being emotionally available scares him because he's not used to opening up like that. So, when he sees a woman doing what he can't, it makes him reconsider what he's been doing for so long.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces knows the value of being vulnerable, but if we're being totally honest, he likes being recognized for being vulnerable, too. It doesn't happen all the time, but he can sometimes pity himself and hope that others sympathize with his vulnerable side.

When he's met with a strong woman, it can intimidate him when she embraces honesty and vulnerability without looking for a gold star, too. Learning how to embrace her weaknesses and let her emotional side make her stronger is something he should want to learn how to do.

Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.