Most of us have probably felt it, upon meeting someone who seems to have it so together—the job, the spouse, the home, the wardrobe, the sense of nonchalance about it all—that for some reason, we automatically think less of ourselves.We wonder what we could ever offer such a person, how we would even have a conversation with them without blurting out something dumb about their shoes or the photo they posted on Instagram last Sunday. And how best should we respond to the feeling that being intimidated by another woman produces in ourselves?
Because the right people will only continue to empower you, and if they’re trying to diminish you or shame you for being ‘intimidating’ …. I think I’ve gotten it in every area of life as well. I’ve learned now to recognize that as an indication that whoever is saying this to me is not aligned with who I am in the world.
I also think I am a bit more aware of my facial expressions in meetings and try to just really tap into my chill aura so I am just more approachable.
I am really interested in human interaction as a marketer that works with social influencers but IRL experiences at my studio so I want those interactions to be genuine and balanced If someone is intimidated by the other person then there is no balance.” “I have definitely been intimidated before I would say on job interviews, on panels, and especially sometimes during that first ten minutes of meeting a new celebrity client or fashion designer.
But if you’ve ever been told that are intimidating, you know how strange it is to imagine that you, with your flaws and insecurities and weird habits, could ever produce such a feeling in another human. We asked seven women to open up about intimidation, a topic all of us can relate to, but that we rarely speak about.
What does it really mean to be intimidating as a woman? “A woman who is confident and doesn’t take no for an answer.