04/04/2012 11:11 am ET

Why Successful Women Terrify Us

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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