Respect for authority, position and status is fine, but using them to intimidate others into submissive acquiescence is quite another thing.

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Or this person could be a colleague – someone who uses clever words and exerts personal power or expert power that you believe you can’t compete with.

This person could be your boss – someone with genuine positional power over you.

You might make a new friend, a new career connection or get a date!

You’re quiet and don’t speak up to avoid being attacked. This person might even be a subordinate – somebody who works for you (believe me, this happens more than you might think.) You probably sense a lack of ‘parity’– that you don’t have the right to engage with this person at the same level.

As long as intimidation is going to be part of our lives, we might as well learn how to deal with it, resist it, and even use it.

The key to doing this is to understand the dynamics of intimidation and the motivation of those who attempt to wield it.

If someone tells you they have never been intimidated by someone or something, they are lying to you because they are too intimidated to admit it.

Like a Stephen King horror story, intimidation comes at us in many forms and faces.

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We are also beautifully different from one another, too -- which means all of us have some unique value and flavor to add to a conversation or social setting. Here are some reasons why other people should not intimidate you: 1. The fear of others is generated within us, not by the person in question.