Intimidating someone

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There are numerous psychological tricks for dealing with intimidating people and I’m going to outline the most important ones below.

Some people tend to have natural abilities when it comes to dealing with others, they tend to be able to read other people quite well and can read between the lines.

Everyone says communication is the key to good relationships, but that's not very helpful when certain words are so confusing.

Take the word "intimidating." That's got to be one of the most frustrating words in the whole dating world, am I right, ladies?

As a general rule, I have often found that the people I encounter who are aggressive, judgemental, miserable, rude or just plain horrid usually have a reason for being the way they are.

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As a Psychologist, I find it easy to look beyond the behaviour to the underlying reasons. Having said that, understanding the reasons doesn’t automatically make me like someone! When we come across an angry and unhappy person, many of us take this behaviour personally. I remember when I worked at Broadmoor Hospital, we would have supervision to help us cope with the various personalities we had to deal with.

The person who had come to talk to us explained that the aggressive and intimidating behaviour that we received most days from those held in Broadmoor was more about them than it was about us.

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