There are a number of things about you that might make people take a step back. And they aren’t what you might think.
Having an intimidating personality has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with how people perceive you.
It’s important, however, to be aware of how people perceive you so that you can enjoy fulfilling relationships and understand where others are coming from.
You might find that some of these personality traits are qualities you like about yourself, while some might not be.
Either way, it’s good to know where you stand so you can decide how you want the world to see you.
Here are 10 signs your unique personality is intimidating others.
1) You Stick to Your Word
While being someone people can count on should be a good thing, many people are intimidated by the idea that you do what you said you would do.
This often makes others look bad because let’s face it, more often than not, people slack off in certain areas of their life.
2) You are Candid
You say what you mean and mean what you say. You tell it like it is and that doesn’t always sit well with others.
3) You Keep an Opened Mind
People are so closed off some times that when someone comes along and calls bullshit on their way of thinking, they don’t like that.
You are open to hearing points of view and arguments for both sides of the story. And that makes people uncomfortable sometimes.
4) You Solve Problems
Rather than sitting around feeling sorry for yourself, you take action and find solutions to your problems. That makes others feel like you are leaving them in your dust.
5) You are Stubborn and Strong Willed
One of the reasons you are such a good problem solver is that you don’t take no for an answer, and if you believe there is an answer to be found, you will find it, no matter what.
This can be exhausting for others to understanding and can take up a great deal of your time. Some people will never understand why you can’t let things go.
6) You Loathe Complainers
People who sit around and complain about life instead of getting up and living life aren’t worth your time. You will walk away from people who have nothing better to do than whine about life.
You are out there taking life by the horns, and you know that can be intimidating for some people who are afraid of what might happen if they took the leap of faith you have.
7) You Don’t Support Ignorance
Above all else, you do not tolerate people who are ignorant. Willful ignorance is the worst.
Someone who knows better but chooses to believe the worst things they hear without questioning it for themselves just solidifies their own stupidity. You don’t have time for that, and it makes you the outcast sometimes.
8) You Know Your Stuff
Smart and sassy, strong and resourceful, you can walk into a room and size it up for what it is and can walk the walk while you do it.
You can talk to people from all walks of life and can carry on a conversation even if it’s over your head because you listen to what people are saying. There’s a lot of folks who won’t like that about you, but that’s their problem.
9) You Think Small Talk is a Bore
You have better things to do than talk about the weather and the basketball game. You have places to be and people to see and things to accomplish.
Your go-getter attitude is moving you up the ladder in life, but many people won’t like that you work so hard.
10) You Can Be Kind
You know when it’s time to take a break and pay attention to those that matter most to you. No matter how big or small someone is in your life, you make sure they know you care about them.
It’s this balance that makes you the most intimidating to people: you can get stuff done and you are a nice person? Well, damn.
Regardless of what people think of you, you know that what is important is what you think of yourself and where you are going.
So despite the fact that you might be upsetting a few people along your way, you don’t really care. Your strong personality allows you to live the life you want without regret. Everything else is not your problem.