Most intimidating people of all time
It’s important to know about this because a) it helps us understand that it’s not about us, it’s about them.This insight helps us to not take their intimidation personally and b) it helps us understand that their “perfect surface” more often than not is a protection for their low self-esteem. It can be stressful to be around intimidating people and feel that being inferior will make them dislike us.First of all, here are two changes in mindset we need to understand: Few walk around in life trying to intimidate others.Often, they don’t even understand that they are intimidating.The intimidating person might have…Mini exercise: It’s hard to think about shortcomings when we’re standing eye to eye with someone who intimidates us.Instead, spend a moment right now to think about a specific person who intimidates you and what that person’s shortcomings might be.
Sometimes we don’t even want to admit to ourselves that we’re intimidated because it feels silly or we’re afraid that acknowledging it will make us more nervous. If you acknowledge that you do feel intimidated and accept that feeling, it won’t be as strong as if you tried to ignore it.
Therefore, it’s statistically sound to assume that there’s something (or several things) that you are better at than the intimidating person.