Things That Make a Woman Threatening. Women are, by nature, catty creatures. If you have been walking around on this Earth for any length of time, you have probably been on both the giving and the receiving ends of more than a few scratches. Battle-scared and broken, you can probably attest to the meanness of womankind, usually for what can feel like no apparent reason at all. However, what is the formula in one female that makes others perceive her as a threat? It actually comes down to 10 simple things. If you want to fit in, or if you want to delve a little further into the female psyche, read on.