Ways to be less intimidating
So if you aspire to live your life with love and self-betterment as your driving forces, then this blog’s for you. To be a good listener, you have to let go of your own beliefs—even for just a moment in time.You can’t be thinking of your next words or move—or that your own thoughts are better and more worthwhile.Her areas of expertise include staff management and professional development.She holds a master's degree in psychology from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing her Ph D at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, focusing on emotions and professional relationships.
While it may be enjoyable to get people to do what you want, it's preferable to motivate and inspire co-workers and family members rather than intimidate them into action.
For example, introduce your request with a phrase such as, "I'll understand completely if you're unable to help ..." And mean it. Be aware of relative height positions during conversations.
You'll be perceived as more intimidating if you're standing while others are sitting.
I’ve always considered myself to be a fairly selfish person. Our society promotes individuality (which isn’t entirely bad) and encourages the step-on-others-to-get-to-the-top mentality.
Still, when I’m forced to watch others’ self-centered behavior it reminds me why I aspire to live my life differently.