We live in a world of first impressions. Often people who don’t even know our names will judge us nonetheless, and on what? In a judgemental world such as this it’s important to be aware of how you come across to those around you.
That being said being aware does not mean being ruled by the impression you leave on others, we are our own individuals, not what others see us as.
Often times people who come across as intimidating are viewed as overly abrasive or even rude, making it difficult for people to get to know the kind person behind the seemingly tough exterior. While this can sometimes cause problems, intimidating people are often times the most caring and attentive once you come to know them for who they are.
Here are the 10 most common traits of ‘intimidating people.
1. You always speak the truth
Honesty is an integral part of your personality. People know that when you say you’re going to do something, you will.
2. Your knowledge surpasses your years.
You have revolutionary ways of thinking and learning new things. You think things over thoroughly from A to Z. You often times far surpass your peers, leading to them resent you.
3. You create solutions in innovative ways.
You aren’t a follower, and you don’t focus on the problem. You focus on the solution and you get things done.
4. You have no tolerance for willful ignorance.
Because of how open minded you are, you do not entertain judgemental people. You will walk away from them or lose your patience with them, you might even give them a piece of your mind.
5. You are always open to new ideas and adventures.
You are always perceptive to new ideas and always willing to try the next new thing. You are able to achieve success in ways that most people wouldn’t even consider. Sometimes they even put you down because your open mind puts them out of their comfort zone.
6. Small talk just doesn’t work for you.
Small talk is annoying to you. People try to take your time and energy discussing mundane things but you will have none of it. Conversations must have purpose and meaning for you to find them engaging, interesting, and even just worthwhile.