Intimidating people tips
The underlying cause of your fear will be unique to you and may vary from one situation to another.
General anxiety at the thought of interacting with highly successful people may be due to your perceived inadequacy.
So, let go of your misconceptions, own your own worth, and treat powerful people like people.
As Muse writer Lily Herman puts it, “Important or famous people shouldn’t be treated any differently.” Embracing this way of thinking will allow you to talk as two equals, and that’s when the conversation can really take off.
There’s no need to tie yourself up in knots, however.
A few small changes in your mindset and approach can help you decrease your anxiety increase your chances of having a conversation you’re proud of.
On the other hand, you may periodically have to interact with a powerful person who really is a jerk, and that can certainly ratchet your fear closer to “zombie-attack” level.
But even then, it’s important to be realistic, which brings me to my next point.
I avoided my new manager for a while because of this.You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel at least a twinge of nerves when interacting with important people.We’re social beings, designed to influence and be influenced, so of course you’re going to notice and react to another person’s success, status, or power."The cardio machines may feel too close together, and of course, the aggressive salespeople can send anyone packing."Jackie Warner, celebrity trainer and Beverly Hills gym owner, adds that a lack of familiarity with the equipment and "gym etiquette" can scare many people away from health clubs.But the number one tip on most experts' lists is: "Don't be afraid to ask for help." If you don't know how to use a particular piece of equipment, don't be afraid to ask the training staff, Warner says. And if they don't, leave that gym immediately."And while it can be nerve-wracking to interrupt someone's workout, it's OK to ask someone to "work in" (trade off doing sets on the same machine).