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.
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.
The policemen fired twice over the heads of the rioters, thereby encouraging instead of intimidating them.
This arbitrary conduct did not succeed in intimidating the other Councillors.
You might feel useless when you work with this person.
How can we get over these situations to stop the intimidation?
This deed of blood, instead of intimidating the Saxons, provoked them to fury.
There are other allusions to this intimidating insect in this book.
Every thing had been done by the Indians to render this show as intimidating as possible.
This person could be your boss – someone with genuine positional power over you.
Anything you do is scrutinized, challenged or faces disagreement.
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.