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8 Signs That Prove You Have An Intimidating Personality

How to know your personality is so strong that it makes others fear you.

By Jessey AnthonyPublished 2 years ago 4 min read

A strong personality is something that many people are intimidated by. Although some people may argue that such a label is just a polite way of saying someone is loud, obnoxious, domineering, or an ass.

Someone with a strong personality exudes strong confidence that we all should possess. They are not afraid to show their strengths in a more appropriate way.

Even if you don’t realize it, your strong personality makes people nervous and uncomfortable around you.

Below are eight signs that you have a strong personality that intimidates others.

You are opinionated but not arrogant.

People with strong personalities know their own minds and are not easily influenced by others. They enjoy discussing matters of significant importance, and they are confident in debating their case. Despite the difference of opinion, they like to listen to the opinion of others. They do not belittle others or show arrogance even when they are right.

You are decisive.

Those with a strong personality evaluate their options carefully, and they do get backed down so much that they suffer from paralysis analysis. They rely on their minds and instincts to make the right decisions and find it frustrating when others waste time deliberating. They believe in showing boldness and taking action rather than waiting for life or someone else to make its choice for them.

You believe in logic instead of your emotions.

A strong personality is as a result of being thoughtful and knowledgeable. They can use their instincts but combine a rational approach to problem-solving. Rather than acting on the initial emotional impulse, they consider how their actions will affect them and the world around them. They can’t stand ignorant people in a world so full of information. This is why people feel intimidated by them because they understand the world in a broader sense than most people.

You don’t make friends easily.

Knowing how inconsistent people can be these days, those with strong personalities don’t allow just anyone into their lives. They believe it is better to be alone and honest than to be surrounded by fake people. As a strong person, you don’t rely on others to tell you who you are, what you are, or what you can do. When it comes to friendships, you have a select number of friends you can relate to.

You stay true to your morals.

Strong people know what they stand for, and they are passionate and determined to defend their beliefs. As a strong person, no one can force you to do things that doesn’t feel right. Your morals determine the action you take and what you find unacceptable to others. You are not afraid to call someone out when they step out of line, which makes people intimidated.

You don’t crave attention.

With a strong personality, you need little attention. Most people may think that strong people thrive on attention because their personality draws attention to them. But they actually hate attention. However, they genuinely seek what’s best for others, and they can’t stand why some people seek attention to be validated. Strong people believe in themselves, and they don’t go out of their way to please people.

You are goal-oriented.

Since you have your mind set out for a particular success in life, you set short-term goals to move you along your path. Strong people maintain a clear vision, and they don’t weaver or believe a goal is unrealistic no matter what obstacles cross their path. As a strong person, you know the steps you need to take, and you focus on achieving the smaller, smarter goals in order to reach your desired destination.

You don’t tolerate excuses.

People with strong personalities don’t allow themselves to get by with excuses, and they hate it when people replace efforts with excuses. They simply can’t tolerate it when people complain that they can’t manage their time well, attributing their lack of effort only to external factors. You focus on what you can do and how to overcome obstacles. People are intimidated by you because they know that once you have your eye on something, there is no obstacle big enough to stop you.

Parting words

Being told that you are intimidating — and especially becoming aware that you have actually been intimidating — can be a bitter pill to swallow. There’s nothing wrong with being intimidating, especially if you rely on the bright side.

However, understanding your intimidating tendencies is essential to maintaining a healthy relationship with people and with yourselves. And this takes courage, humility, and self-compassion.


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Jessey Anthony is a motivational speaker, fitness coach and relationship expert who helps people become confident in themselves in any challenges they face in life. Sign up to my newsletter & more cool stuff.

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