Whenever I sort of date/get to know a guy (usually the hipster starving artist type of guy) they sort of talk down on my education. For example, I love learning and education. As soon as I went to college and found my passion for psychology I knew I wanted to get my doctorate and be as successful as possible. I enjoy it, and that's what I want to do. But whenever I tell some guys that they say "well I don't think a fancy career is important" or something like that. And why? It's usually the guys who aren't seeking an education and I just don't get it.
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Some people feel insecure about their lack of higher education. They may worry that other people will judge them to be less intelligent, ignorant, or less ambitious. So, they may say things that undermine, dismiss, or even demonize higher education.
For men, there may be additional insecurity when a woman is more successful than them, since traditional gender roles dictate that men should be the breadwinner. You being more successful or educated may cause them to feel emasculated.3