Intimidating personality meaning
Identifying true intimidation isn’t always straightforward There are times, however, when we believe the other person is intimidating.
More accurately, we feel intimidated, and we either have no idea at all that we feel this way, or we may have only an intellectual understanding, leaving our deeper, more influential feelings and attitudes hidden.
When we are not tracking the influence of intimidation on how we relate, it is likely we will fall into maladaptive patterns.
Specifically, intimidation often serves to maintain power dynamics, keeping people in their places in the pecking order and maintaining the structure of society itself, to a significant extent by suppressing dissent and marginalizing dissenters.
You can see "timid" in the middle of intimidate, and to be timid is to be frightened or to pull back from something.
When you intimidate, you frighten or make someone afraid.
Calling out intimidation in more specific ways can be hazardous to one’s career, reputation, and well-being.
A pet rat might intimidate your sister's friends, keeping them out of your fort.
"To frighten" or "make fearful" is at the root of the verb intimidate.
Being told we are intimidating—and more so becoming aware that we actually have been intimidating—can be a bitter pill to swallow.
Yet it is essential to understand our own tendencies toward intimidation if we are to refine our relationships with one another, and with ourselves. We’re often self-intimidating, using pressure and coercion to motivate ourselves.