Intimidation

Sadly, it’s not always obvious and we’re not always aware that the people we have in our lives may be intimidating. I have had to deal with intimidation over the years, particularly through my disability.

When someone is intimidating we allow that person to interfere with our emotional thoughts about how we think and feel. When we feel intimidated we feel self-conscious and inadequate and that knocks our confidence. Although control is often linked to intimidation, both still need to be understood and recognised as two separate issues.

For those of us who struggle with being intimidated, it can be a nightmare. We may sometimes subconsciously allow others to intimidate us without realising that’s what we’re doing. But it is important we determine how our irrational thinking allows others to be intimidating towards us.

We need to respond differently to those who intimidate us, so that we show them we’re not scared. Anyone who intimidates is a bully and we need to show them that we will not be intimidated.


12 Apr, 2011

6 thoughts on “Intimidation

  1. Wow, never really thought of things that way, but it makes a lot of sense.

    I’ve been intimidated all my life, so I really don’t know any different.

    Now all I have to do is to be able to work on changing this so I could once more have control over my own life.

    Thanks for bringing up such a timely subject!

    1. Intimidation is something for us all to be aware of. I am sure it’s not just something you’ve experienced. Thank you for posting.

  2. I’ve also experienced intimidation a lot… and you’re right I just don’t know how to respond to it, out of fear I guess.

    It’s a terrible position to be in and it can cause untold stress. When things like that happen, it tends to stay with me in the back of my mind.

    1. Anyone who is controlling or intimidating us can make us feel these things. We need to strengthen our resolve so we don’t allow these things to happen.

  3. This was an interesting post.

    I never though to separate fear and intimidation before. I guess the reason for that was because in my life intimidation was used as a form of control.

    However, thinking about it in respect of other situations; it makes sense to separate them and deal with them accordingly.

    1. You’re absolutely right. It’s recognition that is the first step to being able to cope with these and other issues in our lives.

      Hope your studies are going well. Thanks for posting.

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