Is being intimidating a good thing
In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation.In the love column: literature, irony, humor, the individual, and the defense of free expression.Why, yes, you now have my attention because I'm now curious about your psyche.We've been talking for a while, maybe even tried the dating thing, and for whatever reason, you feel the need to inform me (as if I didn't already know) that I'm intimidating.Women won't stop at your face; we'll label all of you as that.I'm not talking about the woman you're too scared to talk to.Her trials, tribulations, successes, the way she expresses herself, captivates an audience, works a room, shows compassion, stands her ground or maybe even how she writes.All of these are products of her story, and you love them. You just might not be able to get enough; and yes that can be frightening, but it can also be amazing.
Besides, if you actually took a chance to get to know me, you would realize I am the last person who should intimidate you, and here's why: Here are five things you should know about the woman you keep calling “intimidating”: One reason why relationships fail is that one or both parties find themselves bored and develop wandering eyes, ears and hands (sadly).The habit can kill and coarsen the very best man or woman to the level of a beast. the return of the human dignity, repentance and regeneration becomes almost impossible.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “The one thing ...that is truly ugly is the climate of hate and intimidation, created by a noisy few, which makes the decent majority reluctant to air in public their views on anything controversial. Where all pretend to be thinking alike, it's likely that no one is thinking at all.” ― Edward Abbey, “The pain of the narcissist is that, to him, everything is really a threat.They're all nine feet tall and men and I'm four feet and a child. We regard an interest in glory or perfection as a sign of mental unhealthiness, and have decided that high achievers, who are called overachievers, owe their surplus ambition to a defect in mothering (either too little or too much). The only ideals allowed are healthy ones -- those everyone may aspire to, or comfortably imagine oneself possessing.” ― Susan Sontag, tags: achievement, ambition, democracy, egalitarianism, equality, essence, glory, greatness, heroes, ideals, inferiority, intimidation, jealousy, mediocrity, overachievers, perfection, pettiness, success “Treating Abuse Today 3(4) pp. As a therapist working with survivors, I have been harassed by people who claim to be affiliated with the false memory movement.Dove, too, is a toy or possibly a dog as I lead her through the throngs of people.” ― Maggie Stiefvater, “We like to stress the commonness of heroes. We want to admire but think we have a right not to be intimidated. Parents and other family members have called or written me insisting on talking with me about my patients' cases, despite my clearly indicating I can't because of professional confidentiality.He crashed on the ground, his face white as a sheet.He scrambled backward, rolled to his feet, and took off.Calof tags: abuse, abuse-deniers, ad-hominem, anti-science, boundaries, boundary-violations, confidentiality, false-memories, false-memory, false-memory-syndrome, false-memory-syndrome-foundation, fmsf, harassment, interview, intimidation, intrusive, pamela-freyd, parental-abuse, pedophilia, privacy-problems, private-investigator, pseudo-science, pseudoscience, pseudoscientific, psychological-abuse, psychotherapist, repressed-memory, scam, society-denial, survivors-of-abuse, violation-leading-to-disruption “It is not possible to be seduced by the lure of ego-gratification or intimidated by the tyranny of imposters when we know that we are as the angels. If there is one phrase I'm tired of men dropping, it's, “You're intimidating."Before I jump up on my soapbox and make myself even more "intimidating," let me write a disclaimer: This article is not intended for the woman you are too afraid to approach.I applaud your honesty, but why are you telling me this?Do you feel better after getting this off your chest, as if we are in a first interview and you need to shake your nerves by being brutally honest?