Being intimidating is not usually on a persons list of priorities.
However, once in awhile it really does come in handy.
Some people are born with personalities which make them intimidating no matter what they do or say while others are milder in spirit and temperament.
Obviously, it should go without saying that none of the things you demand of the people you are in authority over should be unreasonable or cruel.
Cruelty does not make you look intimidating it just makes people dislike you immensely.
You want to get the point across that you will not tolerate certain things but not that you are going to be a dictator who will not bend.
Appearances Count This sounds so clich but one of the things that really makes a person seem intimidating is the company he/she keeps at social events.
When you walk into a room for a party or gathering, you should have the most gorgeous person on your arm.
This will make people look up to you in ways that you could never understand.This is why you see so many men and women of power walking about with trophy dates on their arms.The good news is that there are some self help methods in which a meek person can learn to use intimidation when the need arises.The idea is not to learn how to rule with an iron fist or to be a slave driver but to become someone who possesses an air of self confidence that says "I am in control of this situation." Become a Mystery Have you ever met someone who was hard to read or gauge in terms of how he/she was feeling or what he/she was thinking at the moment? If you want to come across as a bit intimidating the first thing you need to learn is not to wear your emotions and thoughts on your sleeve.Keep quiet unless there is something important to be said. If you are in a position of authority make it clear the first time you say something that it will be the last.Do not attempt to explain your reasoning for any of the rules or guidelines you set forth for your employees, children or any other group of people in which you have been given some sort of authority over.