How to stop others from intimidating you
So if you're wondering whether you're coming off as intimidating, then it may be time to break down how your behaviors look through other people's eyes.
Body language says a lot in conversation, whether it's just you and a friend talking, or if you're interacting with a whole group.As a staunch introvert, loud, aggressive, and/or insensitive people always intimidated me (and sometimes they still do). When I to engage them, I’d often lose my train of thought and fumble through my words or simply fade into the background, letting those around me dominate the conversation.I eventually realized that there were two glaring problems with my approach: If you’re feeling intimidated by someone, understand that your fear gives them power over you and allows them to dictate your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Is it their overall demeanor, personality, approach, tone, title/position, education level, financial status, viewpoint, or something else?Communicating with someone who intimidates you can be quite the daunting task.If you’ve ever found yourself stuttering, stammering, or even radio silent in the presence of a more menacing personality, I feel your pain.