Do you ever wonder why a lot of people shy away from you and don't really hang around as friends? Are you becoming concerned about the lack of friends you have and the fact that people simply don't seem to act comfortably around you? Well, if so, it may be time to look at your personality, as this could be the thing that is putting them off.
While you may not mean to be, there is a chance that you are coming across as intimidating to other people simply because of your natural personality traits. Of course, intimidation is probably the last thing on your mind and you probably don't even realize you come across this way. However, even it if is inadvertent, it can have an impact on how others perceive you. In this article, we will look at some key personality traits that could make you come across as intimidating to other people.
What Are the Signs?
So, what sorts of signs should you look out for when it comes to recognizing potentially intimidating personality traits? Well, here are some of the common ones:
You Are Brutally Honest
While you may find that being honest at all costs is something that is honorable, some other people may find that it is intimidating. Some people are brutally honest, and although there is nothing wrong with this, it can make others feel intimidated. This is particularly true if you are being brutally honest about them and telling them something that they do not want to hear. So, one thing that could be driving people away is your honesty.
You Take Charge in Situations
Are you the type of person who naturally takes charge in situations without a second thought? Well, if so, this is very admirable, but others may also find it intimidating. Whether it is taking charge of a task at work or taking charge at social events or in a crisis, others may see your actions as taking over rather than taking charge. Some may feel too intimidated to challenge your authority even if they themselves are keen to take charge.
You Are Not Backward in Being Forward in a Relationship
Another thing that can make people feel a little intimidated is if you are not backward about being forward in your relationship. Some people may not be used to strong-willed partners, and this may frighten them a little. For instance, it may be that you have no qualms about marching up to someone and asking for a date. It could be that you are very forward when it comes to intimacy and what you get up to in the bedroom. While some people will undoubtedly enjoy this, others may find it too intimidating.
You Tend to Ask Lots of Questions
When you want to get to know people or find out more about a situation, it is natural that you will ask questions. However, you may need to be mindful about the way in which you ask them, the amount of questions you ask, and how you come across. Of course, there is nothing wrong with asking questions in order to find out more about the person or situation. However, what you don't want is for the person to feel as though they are being interrogated.
You Don't Have Time for Wasters
When you are a strong person with your own life to get on with, it is not surprising that you don't want people wasting your time. In addition, you don't want to waste your emotions and efforts on someone you consider to be a waster – for instance, someone who turns up late all the time or doesn't bother to call you. Some people do give others a second chance but there are also those who will not give that person the time of day once they have let them down. This is also something that others may find intimidating when they see you cut ties with someone without a second thought.
Be Natural and Considerate
Of course, there is nothing wrong with having these traits, as they come naturally to you. Unless you are doing something wrong, there is no reason to change your personality. However, what you can do is try to be more considerate by putting yourself in the shoes of others to see how you might come across in certain situations.