Picture the intimidating person dancing in a tutu, lounging in their undies with some chips or belting Adele's greatest hits during their commute. The idea is simply to use a goofy visualization to tell your brain they don't pose a threat, thereby shutting down the fight-or-flight stress response.
Focusing too much on what you want from the intimidating person can make you miss important cues that could help you communicate more effectively. The reason for their bad mood, dominance or aggression might not have anything to do with you!
I statements typically keep intimidating individuals from moving to the defensive and trying to be even more assertive.
For example, do they seem stressed themselves at the moment? Respond to those cues and ask yourself how you can serve them with compassion and genuineness.
Small gestures or a kind word as you speak can be incredibly disarming and serve to build a better long-term relationship.
These scary words are what you need when you’re looking to terrify, frighten, or torture your reader or listener.
Comb through this list of scary words and choose the ones that upset, petrify, horrify, or rattle you the most.
I said this to myself, resolutely, by way of answer to the intimidating storm.