Intimidation is more about presence and looks than personality. We can walk into a room and feel intimidated by someone in the corner staring back at us. Their presence can make us feel like we don’t belong, long before they’ve even opened their mouth.
Intimidating people stir up emotions within us, without us knowing or understanding that’s what they’ve done, with us having feelings like we’re not good enough, interesting enough, or we’re not confident enough.
What we need to know is that they are intimidating and that we don’t have to take it. When someone chooses to intimidate, their intimidation is about them and not about us.