It’s why they seek the dominant position in all interpersonal interactions, no matter how minor.
Apparently, the idea is that things just can’t get done unless someone is clobbering someone else to do it.
Aggressive people aren’t easily discouraged, are tenacious, and are motivated to meet their goals—or so the thinking goes.
What’s more true is that aggressive bosses are lousy bosses.
It Comes From Everywhere Intimidation comes at us from many quarters – parents, teachers, schoolmates and even churches – but the workplace is where we are most likely to be fed a steady diet of The Big I.
Or this person could be a colleague – someone who uses clever words and exerts personal power or expert power that you believe you can’t compete with.
Like a Stephen King horror story, intimidation comes at us in many forms and faces.
As long as intimidation is going to be part of our lives, we might as well learn how to deal with it, resist it, and even use it.
It joins death and taxes as one of the few certainties in life.
If someone tells you they have never been intimidated by someone or something, they are lying to you because they are too intimidated to admit it.