You then see these people as closer to your level, rather than them being on a pedestal and you feeling you're a walking example of lame, awkward unworthiness that's lucky to even be talking to them. If you know someone is mean-spirited or gossipy you're going to be on guard around them.Though sometimes we mistakenly think that everyone who dresses or acts a certain way is going to look down on us.The tone of the press there was intimidating, particularly toward Russia.As to intimidating me, or changing my course, the thing cannot be done.They may be really outgoing as well, which can add in all the problems from the point above.
What also helps is improving your own confidence and social skills.
Throughout most of my life, I would get comments from people, particularly men, who would tell me that I am intimidating.
Now, the word "intimidating" seems a bit of a stretch for a woman like me.
Being intimidating is not usually on a persons list of priorities.
However, once in awhile it really does come in handy.