Every single one of us was a child once, fairly powerless and open to the rules, restrictions and attitudes of the ‘powerful’ adults around us.
If you can tap into this energy/mindset, it might just give you the edge when dealing with intimidating people.
Much of handling intimidating people thus lies in stopping that comparison, or in reassuring ourselves we've got plenty of points to fight with.
The feeling of intimidation can make you mentally choke, leaving you at a loss for words that makes you feel even worse.
Stick to the facts and take the dignified path always. Never be confrontational or belittling with intimidating people. Ironically, many intimidating people have learned this behaviour due to feeling powerless and unheard as children.
Look at the other person as someone to figure out and understand rather than someone to challenge. This is a generalisation but I have come across many clients who seem intensely gruff on the outside but once you get to know them, you realise it’s all a ‘front’.
Ever since then, when I meet someone who spews out anger and negativity, it offers me a glimpse of how awful their internal experience of the world is.
A person who is content and has peace of mind is very unlikely to project anger and bitterness on a regular basis.
The more emotional intelligence one has the easier it is to deal with intimidation from others. Sentences with the word intimidating Words that rhyme with intimidating What is the adjective for intimidating? Anyone or anything that is fearsome, daunting, or terrifying could be called intimidating. Climbing into the mouth of a volcano and trying to take a photograph for National Geographic would be extremely intimidating, because you could die, and if you don't, what if your pictures aren't that good?Have you ever been around your parents or an adult that knew you as a child and suddenly realised that you have changed your behaviour? Acting sheepish and childlike amongst adults from our childhood is quite common. They are used to others being intimidated and accepting their behaviour.In order to appeal the child in another adult, it is important to act like an adult dealing with a difficult child. When you approach them with curiosity it takes them by surprise and they often begin to unravel when they are asked to explain themselves in more detail.