How to talk to someone intimidating
The successful approach to clearing the air includes:4. Break the tension by adding a little humor (if appropriate).Learning to speak up for yourself can be an uncomfortable yet absolutely life-changing process for an introvert. When you look inward, challenge the stories you’ve been telling yourself about those who intimidate you, and use your voice, you gain confidence in yourself and your abilities and reclaim your personal power.Depending on the person you’re dealing with, the above advice alone may not do the trick. You can take steps toward reclaiming your power and leveling the playing field by:1.Humanizing your “monster.” Dig beneath the surface.
Also, realize that even the most challenging people are struggling with their own insecurities (which may manifest as aggressiveness or insensitivity).Cachet Prescott is a psychology-influenced personal coach, trainer, and speaker who empowers ambitious introverts and highly sensitive people to live life out loud... Cachet is best known for her innate ability to make her quiet counterparts of all ages and stages (students, professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs) feel seen, heard, and understood.Her zone of genius lies in helping quiet achievers embrace the skin they're in to overcome fear and doubt and thrive in their personal, academic, and professional endeavors.Communicating with someone who intimidates you can be quite the daunting task.If you’ve ever found yourself stuttering, stammering, or even radio silent in the presence of a more menacing personality, I feel your pain.