In my opinion, there is nothing more challenging and heartbreaking than having to end the connection and distance yourself from a loved one.
Family ties are some of the strongest bonds anyone has in their entire life.
You can stand up for what you believe in, advocate for yourself and for others, and be sure that credit is given where it’s due.
But when does assertiveness cross over into the territory of being intimidating?
Many of us do not figure out exactly how strong we are until we're in a situation that leaves us with no other choice but to be strong.
A strong, or "intimidating" personality type, can mean something different for everyone.
Sometimes, assertiveness can go too far and can make people feel afraid to state their opinion and contradict you.
A healthy environment of debate is essential to a productive and innovative business environment, so there’s really no room for intimidation in the workplace.
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All of business is about building the best, most impactful relationships you can.
It’s hard to do so if people are intimidated or scared of you.” , says you should take the time to “build the brand you want” for yourself, or craft the way you want others see you.
“If you want to be less intimidating, take practical steps that rework your image in another way using things like body language, emails, less curtness in interactions etc.” One strategy you can try is to take a little more time with each workplace interaction than you normally would.
“You don’t need to be a sap,” says Popp, “but you can take a moment to listen and think about how your behaviour affects others and how you are being perceived.” She warns “not to swing too far the other way,” though, because it could seem disingenuous if you’re suddenly interested in every little detail of people’s lives if you weren’t before.