As long as you can remember not to overdo it or cause people to really dislike you while still respecting your authority, you will have accomplished the method of intimidation.
Knowing When to Act Adopting the Attitude Taking Action Community Q&A Being mean and intimidating all the time can be exhausting and won't help you make any friends.
It also does not hurt to send a few rounds to some strangers just to show that you can.
Be the Alpha If you have ever watched an alpha dog then you understand the way he carries himself. Nothing is more intimidating than being in the same room with a serious alpha.
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.
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.Try doing positive affirmations in the mirror each day.Write down something that you want yourself to believe and say it time and time again in the mirror.Being intimidating is not usually on a person’s list of priorities.