We’re not always aware and it’s not always obvious to us that the people in our lives may be intimidating and controlling. Although intimidation and control are often linked, there are different ways to live with being intimidated.
Intimidated, because we allow the other person to interfere with our emotions, how we think and feel about ourselves. Through intimidation, we are belittled, self-conscious and inadequate. Although control is linked to intimidation, they must be understood and recognised as two separate problems.
For those who deal with intimidation, it can be a nightmare, because we unwittingly allow others to intimidate us without us realising. Irrational thinking can sometimes be the reason we allow others to be intimidating towards us. We need to find ways to respond differently to those who continue to intimidate us.
We need to continue to show others that we will not be intimidated. We need to develop new ways of dealing with people who intimidate so that we are more assertive. There comes a time when we must take back control and stop the intimidation.