Been told for years that I can be intimidating. I know of circumstances where it's rebounded on me, but...it's also turned out to be beneficial.

And there are men out there who are not diminished by strong women. Oh, they often backslide a little bit (just as we strong women do), but it doesn't take much for them to be guided back on track.

That said, there's a difference between being a strong, powerful woman who speaks truth to power and an overbearing, domineering facade who prefers to tear other people down to build herself up. Truly strong women don't punch down, they lift up.