What it means to be intimidating
After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. I see that mentioned a lot here, usually in regards to a guy not wanting to approach a woman.I've been told by more than a handful of guys that I'm intimidating, but I think it's a crock. I'm quiet, soft-spoken for the most part, book-ish, and definitely on the shy/introverted side until I get to know someone well. I think some of it may have to do is if a woman shows a large amount of self confidence.What exactly does it mean when a guy says he's intimidated by a woman? Some guys may see that as intimidating because that goes against the typical "fragile feminime" stereotype.Before I get in trouble let me end this by saying this is only a non factual opinion.We've been talking for a while, maybe even tried the dating thing, and for whatever reason, you feel the need to inform me (as if I didn't already know) that I'm intimidating.I applaud your honesty, but why are you telling me this?Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm.It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened.
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Alternatively, intimidation may result from the type of society in which individuals are socialized, as human beings are generally reluctant to engage in confrontation or threaten violence.
Like all behavioral traits it exists in greater or lesser manifestation in each individual person over time, but may be a more significant "compensatory behavior" for some as opposed to others.
That is, unless you want women to just start calling you a resting assh*le (“RA” for short).
Women won't stop at your face; we'll label all of you as that.If you need to be mean and intimidating toward someone, then you have to have an attitude of "I don't care what anyone thinks," a healthy dose of confidence, and the words to back it up.