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.
There are worse things to be considered than “intimidating,” but when a guy assigns you that adjective, it can feel like a bit of a low blow. Are you intimidating as in he wouldn’t want to try and take you in an arm wrestling match, or are you intimidating as in he’s pretty sure you could break his heart with no more than a wink and a smile?Intimidating girls of the world, unite — let’s get to the bottom of this mystery once and for all.“I’m a total jerk.” He might be calling you “intimidating,” but what he really means is he’s a coward who’s too afraid to admit it using the correct words.Knowing When to Act Adopting the Attitude Taking Action Community Q&A Being mean and intimidating all the time can be exhausting and won't help you make any friends.However, there are times when it's absolutely necessary to scare people off a little bit and to assert yourself.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.
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