What is intimidating behaviour
Not just throwing a tantrum to get something he wants, but outright trying to scare you?How do you respond to an adolescent who gets up and blocks your way when you’re trying to leave the room, towering over you and looking at you in a way that makes your stomach ache?You do not have to accept them at face value as they would want you to.Intimidating people are good at keeping others at bay by being frosty and seeming ‘hard’. If you can keep this thought in focus you will never be intimidated again.Everyone designs how they wish to come across but beneath that we all have vulnerabilities, insecurities and self doubt and this is no different for people with intimidating behaviour.When dealing with intimidating people, it is important to remember that they have a vulnerable side too.Intimidating people use this behaviour to avoid others getting too close.
is used to describe an older child or adolescent who has moved into a pattern of violating the rights of others: intimidation or aggression toward people or animals, stealing or the deliberate destruction of property.
One of their biggest fears is to be kind and nice and still be rejected.
Being intimidating means that they have chosen to keep others at bay and give off an impression of not caring about what others think.
Try to appeal that part of them rather than reacting to the bear-with-a-sore-head character that they prefer to project.
I have even visualised high powered clients who hide behind their corporate identities in vulnerable, human situations such as – on the loo. Bringing intimidating people back into the realm of where I am rather than seeing them in an unrealistic light -not buying into the image they have created is the key to dealing with intimidating people.