Why does it feel like they are able to take control of your feelings?
Perhaps they are your employer or supervisor and it feels like they hold your career in the palm of their hand. Maybe they are just plain mean and confrontational and you are one of their favorite targets. In a moment I am going to answer that question for you, but there is a good chance you won’t like what I am about to say.
Any of these situations can seem intimidating, and no sane person seeks out intimidation.
By 2011, 50% of the people surveyed admitted to being subjected to rude behavior at a minimum of once every week which is an unprecedented increase of 25% since 1998.
Shyness is misunderstood as aloofness all the time. As a sales professional that goes to a lot of networking events, I have been brushed more times than I can recall. As far as I am aware, I am still alive and well (and certainly more successful as a result of still going for it anyway). Like our values, the qualities that intimidate vary for everyone.
'So what' is one of the greatest things you can ask yourself in this world. Nothing made the need for this article more clear than when someone recently told me that before they met me, they thought I was intimidating. Super friendly, short, always smiling, girl from a small town, me?
Some of these intimidating behaviors include, but are not limited to, verbally abusing you by yelling and screaming, putting you down and ridiculing you in front of others along with sabotaging or stealing credit for your work.
It can also include other offensive nonverbal actions like creating circumstances that limits your ability to do your job and get your work done on time or at all..