What makes you INTIMIDATED to someone?

Philippines
April 10, 2010 9:26pm CST
Hey mylotters! I just want to know your answers to my poll question. This question has popped into my mind when I woke up this morning.I heard my neighbors who were laughing loudly. I remembered, I was very intimidated to these people when I was younger. They have big mouth and they always gossip. Most of time they gossip on my family. And the way they look at us was as if we were lowly beings.But now, things have changed. I am no longer intimidated. I just lift my chin up and walk like a high-class person.LOL. Hpw about you mylotters? Are you intimidated by their looks? their brains? their richness? Say your piece. Thanks.
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12 responses
@Tallygirl09 (1385)
• United States
11 Apr 10
Good for you! Not everyone is going to like us and the sooner we just accept that it is their loss and not be bothered by it the better. I am a fairly fearless person in dealing with other people so I have yet to meet anyone who really intimidated me. I've met some famous people in my life and I find that interesting as I am comparing my perception of them from their fame to the person that I am meeting. Sometimes it is very far apart. They are not who they appear to be or are even better than I thought they might be to meet in person. The closest I have gotten to being intimidated was when my home was broken into while I was sleeping and that was when I could have been badly hurt or killed so I don't really count that one. When I meet someone, I am not overly concerned with if they will like me. I am thinking about if I like them or not! I like who I am so hopefully they will to and if not, no big deal. And being high class has very little to do with money if you ask me some of the truly high class act very very badly.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 10
WOW! You are such an inspiration tallygirl. I am amazed by your mindset.I love your statement, "I am thinking about if I like them or not." Nice perspective you have there. Thank you for inspiring me. I'm gonna change and use your point of view. I just need to be fearless and I can be successful with my life and career.whew!
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
11 Apr 10
Because of the family I grew up with, I don't really get intimidated. I had the proverbial drunken Irish father who yelled, screamed and hit constantly. I found that when I was a kid, a lot of people would intimidate me. But after I was in my teen years, I realized that nobody was really all that scary. I grew up in parts of America that many people are scared to visit. I spent much of my youth in Newark, New Jersey and in the DC/Maryland area. I've met all types of loud mouths. And I've learned pretty much one thing in the process: The person who tries to intimidate you is probably not the person you should be worried about. The people who yell and scream and try to act tough are the ones you can put to sleep with a one-hitter-quitter overhand right. It's the ones that are quiet and to their business you really have to watch out for. But that's a different kind of intimidation than what you're speaking of, I think. Do you mean, like, feeling out of place? That I have felt a lot and still do feel it sometimes. My family was seriously poor growing up. A lot of the well-to-do types made me feel as if I didn't belong. I guess you could call this intimidation. I had never really thought of it that way.
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• Philippines
12 Apr 10
You seem to have a fierce environment which is very likely you are influenced of. Well out of place is different. Intimidation is more of fear. I guess you're not afraid of anyone.That's good to know.
• United States
12 Apr 10
It depends on who the person is. lol I wouldn't be too calm around, say, Mike Tyson or somebody like that Not only is he unstable, but he could kill a person with one punch. Someone like that would definitley intimidate me -- unless I was in a car and they were on foot. Then I'd honk the horn and flip 'em the bird.
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
I'm intimidated by my uncles cuz they have low voice tones and they speak loud too. Whenever they're having a drink they're so noisy i just sleep it off. But sometimes when i join them the intimidation disappears cuz they're actually fun to be with.
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@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
I'm intimidate by the women who are pretty and the individual who are rich or successful. I'm feel that I'm inferior to them and I can't be like them.
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
@frontvisions: It's good to know that you somehow overcome your intimidation whenever you join their group. @agvo:I feel the same way too. Pretty girls make me inferior. As for the rich people, I always think that I'm so dirty and cheap.haha.
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@allknowing (68804)
• India
11 Apr 10
I rather feel others feel intimidated by the look of me! I prefer to keep to myself rather than get into trouble by being familiar with neighbours and this I know is not liked by them and I do get the vibes that they are getting intimidated by me because of this attitude of mine!!!
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• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Can you share with me what makes you become intimidating to others so that It'll boost my ego?hehe.LOL.
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@allknowing (68804)
• India
11 Apr 10
It is there in my response above gambamarcela Follow that rule. Talk as little as possible and see the results!!
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• Philippines
11 Apr 10
I'm not the type that will get intimidated easily. I don't know what intimidates me, I'm actually to cocky to be intimidated. LOL Well, here in myLot when there's an argument which I am concerned, I'm a little intimidated by someone who knows what he says and backs it up with facts and evidences. Someone who is eloquent in voicing out his calculated and logical opinion. I do admire those kind of persons.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Now you know what makes you intimidated.LOL. You're intimidated by the brainers.hehe.I, too, get intimated by geniuses. Who won't be?
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• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Not actually the "brainers" I get intimidated to someone who has an aura of confidence. Someone who doesn't get rattled and almost always has the facts to back up his arguments. LOL
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@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
I think i get intimidated with those who are intelligent and have already made a reputation. I don't really mind rich kids who are made rich because of their parents or family, neither do i get intimidated with gossipers, they just couldn't see their lives and always entertain themselves seeing the wrongs of those around them... ^_^
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• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Oh, you are absolutely right there jd. Those intelligent individuals with high-ranks in certain companies are way too intimidating. Their auras are powerful. Anyway, those rich kids and gossipers are not worth to be intimidated. They just annoy us.hehe Happy mylotting!
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
People are usually intimidated by others who are better-looking, richer, and more fashionable, or more educated. I think it is human nature for someone to feel insecure whenever he or she is around people who are better off. I think what you are doing, and that is ignoring them and holding your head up like you don't notice them is a good way of dealing with that kind of insecurity.
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• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Indeed cutie. We should not pull ourselves down even more. We need to get some pride out of what we have.LOL. No one is discriminated unless we let them be.
@mitchann (303)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Im intimidated by people who are so wealthy. Their looks shy me away from them. Even though sometimes they dont speak a word, their looks and their the way they act make me feel intimidated.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Their sophistication makes us less of a person,right? sigh. If only we are equal in status. There won't be any discrimination and intimidation.
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@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
i am not easily intimidated. but i try to stay away from loud people, the type who talks 500 words per minute (lol). it's just unbearable.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Hi caliya. I also don't like being near to those blah-blah types of people. They annoy me. I feel like singing, "zip your lip like a padlock." LOL.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 10
I personally don't intimidated. I am not that type of person. I am happy with what I have. The biggest problem comes to me on my birthday + Christmas. They tell me to make a list of things I want. It takes me days to finish it. XD
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• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Good thing you're NOT intimidated by someone. I guess we have different experiences. As for my part, I have bitter experiences when I was younger and they have molded me to be a person like this. I hope I can live life full of optimism,confidence,etc. Well, it's a choice. I better change myself and be confident for who and what I am. Give me more of your confidence.LOL.
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
When I was a child, I was intimidated by others people's looks and by their higher status in the society. As I mature, I've learned that we are all equal; it's not your being rich or intelligence that counts, it is how you fare with other people. The Philippines being part of an Asian continent is abundant with people who gossip a lot; especially in depressed areas. I should know I was a victim all the time and I live in a depressed area. We only pay the rights of our lot -- it's quite clean but I still consider this place a depressed area because my neighborhood mostly comes from the squatters area and their attitude is worth where they came from. Luckily I'm the type of person who have that personality of let's just say "what the hell" type. I don't mind them, as long as I'm doing what is right. Because I seldom go out, I only stay in my house all the time, they always gossip me. What makes the situation more ironic is the leader of the backbiters is my in laws.
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Oh why have you responded at the last part? Unfortunately, I have given the best response to the earlier responders.sigh. hehe. Anyway, I totally agree that we are all equal no matter what status,race or religion we have. I love your "WTH" attitude.Thank you so much for inspiring me a looooooooooot merced. Happy mylotting!
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Apr 10
hi gambamarcela one of my lot rules on discuussions to not make poll questions as they will just be deleted, I guess you did not look at the 'rules recently so I suggest you do that now. then you will not get all upset over having a discussion deleted. sorry to tellyou this but you will see I am right. why am I doing this as I know I will lose earnings on this, because you are intelligent and are really going all out posting so just want you to check the rules to be sure that what you want to discuss does not b reak a mylot rule. okay.
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Oh thanks for reminding me about it ms. hatley. I'd be more careful next time. Is this counted as poll question? I guess I just typed it in without comprehending it. LOL. Happy mylotting!