Do not attempt to explain your reasoning for any of the rules or guidelines you set forth for your employees, children or any other group of people in which you have been given some sort of authority over.
Obviously, it should go without saying that none of the things you demand of the people you are in authority over should be unreasonable or cruel.
Men like a lady who knows who she is and what she wants. It's possible that you've been called intimidating in an admiring way, as a means to acknowledge your strength, knowledge and power.
But the fact of the matter is that if you aren't afraid to share your opinion with little to no filter, you might be called intimidating. If your man was raised right, chances are good that a long line of strong women had something to do with it. Intimidating means you have standards and demand to be courted. It's free to join Delightful, a dating site I created with love in mind, and here you can meet people who are looking for serious relationships.
And that's really the only way to create something healthy and lasting. He might think of you as intimidating because you seem too perfect and unapproachable to a man.Even something as simple making the effort to throw out a few more smiles really helps.