They need to be seen as dominant because they themselves fear being dominated. Second, if you’re concerned about intimidation leading to physical assault, take some Martial Arts courses.

For them, all relationships are about who’s dominant. I favor the types of Aikido geared to real-life situations.

It's difficult to intimidate a person who is secure in their feelings, beliefs, and decisions.

Most of those who exhibit intimidating behaviors do so out of insecurity.

Apocalyptic man wielding weapon " data-medium-file="https://i1com/ fit=300,242" data-large-file="https://i1com/ fit=1024,828"/ Intimidation is one of the worst behaviors that make people become uncomfortable at all situations.

Expressing one’s decision by powerful means and making others bound to it is highly intolerable for any normal human being.

Eventually they won’t bother using their intimidation tactics on you.

As they come to understand that you aren’t trying to dominate them but instead treat them as an equal, their need to establish dominance fades.(Aikido is unique among Martial Arts in that it’s all about defense, not offense- it’s pretty much impossible to attack someone using Aikido, and it can be the nearly perfect self-defense against most physical attacks even for the small and physically weak against the large and strong.It was invented for unarmed peasants to defend against Samurai.)What works best with verbal intimidators is to ignore their intimidating verbal cues.Ultimately, strengthening your individual boundaries always helps.Where you want to go and what you want to do and what you're comfortable discussing are all "you" decisions.If you need to be mean and intimidating toward someone, then you have to have an attitude of "I don't care what anyone thinks," a healthy dose of confidence, and the words to back it up.