Why Successful Women Terrify Us

04/04/2012 11:11 am ET

Think. Who is the scariest woman you can conjure? Does she have snakes writhing from her head? Razor eyes and sharpened teeth? Or is she in practical pumps and a power suit?

For the Financial Times' Lucy Kellaway it is the latter. The columnist confessed in a piece on Sunday, "My successful female friends have started to scare me." Her successful male friends (see: pudgy, balding), on the other hand, produce nothing but warm fuzzies.

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