Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Being Assertive Overcoming the Intimidation Building Your Confidence Community Q&A Speaking to someone who intimidates you can be scary.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?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.
"Use of force is justified when a person reasonably believes that it is necessary for the defense of oneself or another against the immediate use of unlawful force." Intimidation may be employed consciously or unconsciously, and a percentage of people who employ it consciously may do so as the result of selfishly rationalized notions of its appropriation, utility or self-empowerment.
Perhaps you are dealing with a domineering boss or have a classmate who can be a bit of a bully.
Though ignoring them might seem like the easiest way out, we often have to speak to the people who we most want to avoid.
Threat, criminal threatening (or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of bodily injury.
"Threat of harm generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage..or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person." Threatening behaviors may be conceptualized as a maladaptive outgrowth of normal competitive urge for interrelational dominance generally seen in animals.
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