I used to be. My schooling was not so good. I was bullied in the last 3 years and did not finish the last year. Yes I felt intimidated, not because I felt inferior in the belief of my own knowledge, but more because I had no way to back up my own self belief.
I am middle aged now and no longer do I feel any intimidation. I still hold a belief that many people who have managed to go to higher education and pass think they are somehow better than others.
There has been times in my life when I do not mention I had not gone to University or higher education then my learned friends have made a comment about a lower educated person only to be surprised when I inform them that not only have they insulted that person, judged purely by their educational skills, but that they have also insulted myself for I am not educated.
My son is amazed that I never went on to higher education.
I myself amaze myself at times as well... :)