Intimidating people at work

A friend of a friend of mine who appears standoffish confided in me one night at drinks he is shy and loves it when people interact with him. As a sales professional that goes to a lot of networking events, I have been brushed more times than I can recall. As far as I am aware, I am still alive and well (and certainly more successful as a result of still going for it anyway).7. Nothing made the need for this article more clear than when someone recently told me that before they met me, they thought I was intimidating. Super friendly, short, always smiling, girl from a small town, me?

Eliminate phrases from your vocabulary like “they made me feel so…” Instead, try saying “I chose to feel…” Allow yourself to get accustomed to the idea of being in control.

Remind yourself that you can choose not to participate in someone else’s emotional game, and then stay out of it.

Now, I don’t expect you to just accept that without some explanation, so let’s drill down a bit and see if I can convince you.

The first thing we need to accept is this, we have the power to decide how we are going to feel about any situation.

Think about it for a moment, how hard do you work at avoiding that person?

Last modified 03-Aug-2018 15:21