Be less intimidating

28-Oct-2015 00:17

They may be really outgoing as well, which can add in all the problems from the point above.I find their intimidating aura shrinks when you just have more experience with them.

What also helps is improving your own confidence and social skills.Some socially awkward types have the problem of being a bit too uneasy around certain types of people.Here are the big ones: When someone is intimidated by really outgoing people it's that they're worried about having to talk to them and feeling really overwhelmed and like they won't be able to keep up or know what to say.There's not much to getting past this one except more practice with social and conversation skills so you feel more comfortable in their presence.I think everyone feels a little uneasy and off-balance when they're around those handful of people who just seem to have everything going for them.A lot of employees are intimidated by their managers, or students by their professors.

Someone may also be nervous around police officers, high-status professionals like doctors and lawyers, religious authorities, or employees who have power in a particular establishment, like bouncers or bartenders.

Some people feel uncomfortable around their friends' or partner's parents.

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.

If we're shy, we may assume everyone is constantly looking for a reason to critique our flaws.

Some people come across as snobby and judgmental without intending to as well.