This is because we fear being rejected or losing the relationship, she said.
“The stakes are higher with people you care deeply about, so expressing a difference or a preference can more intimidating because the risk of loss is higher.”“[I]ntimidation, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder,” said Diann Wingert, LCSW, BCD, a therapist and coach with a private practice in Pasadena, Calif.
It means expressing your thoughts, feelings, needs and wants in a relationship, said psychologist Julie de Azevedo Hanks, Ph. However, many of us have a hard time being assertive with certain people. Maybe it’s someone you perceive as more powerful or even “better” than you.
Either way, one thing is clear: You find yourself being passive and unable to speak your truth. According to psychotherapist Michelle Farris, LMFT, “over time, not speaking up makes you feel like a doormat.” This sinks your self-esteem, sets you up to be a victim and makes you feel powerless, she said.
Keep quiet unless there is something important to be said. If you are in a position of authority make it clear the first time you say something that it will be the last.
If you want to know how to be mean and intimidating when you need to be, see Step 1 to be on your way.Whether you’re worried that you aren’t good enough as an entrepreneur or that your product isn’t good enough to be competitive, the fear of not being good enough can be debilitating for new entrepreneurs.issued a temporary restraining order against Republican nominee Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as well as Trump ally Roger Stone and Stone’s political group, Stop the Steal, barring them from engaging in any “harassing or intimidating conduct” at the polls on Election Day. Engaging in any unauthorized “poll watching” activities inside of polling places, within one hundred feet of polling places (“the buffer zone”) or within ten feet of a voter standing in a line extending beyond the buffer zone. Distributing literature and/or stating to individuals ... under the guise of the purported “exit polling” or “citizen journalist” operations organized and encouraged by Defendants Stone and Stop the Steal.Knowing When to Act Adopting the Attitude Taking Action Community Q&A Being mean and intimidating all the time can be exhausting and won't help you make any friends.However, there are times when it's absolutely necessary to scare people off a little bit and to assert yourself.Obviously, it should go without saying that none of the things you demand of the people you are in authority over should be unreasonable or cruel.Cruelty does not make you look intimidating it just makes people dislike you immensely.You also might’ve had critical or rejecting caregivers, peers, teachers or neighbors; you find anyone who reminds you of those relationships to be intimidating, she said.Hanks often hears clients talk about loved ones as intimidating — anyone from a spouse to an in-law.Disappointing investors is one thing, but losing your life savings is another.Related: Success Will Never Come to Entrepreneurs Who Do These 10 Things If personal investment loss is what’s keeping you from moving forward, consider other means of funding.