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I Am Told That I Am Intimidating

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    I'm Just Drawn That Way - I'm 6'5" 230lbs and I have a goatee and regulation cut hair. With my size and head it's no wonder people are afraid of me. Kids think I'm silly at...
    kryptonian kryptonian 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 5, 2008

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    A Few Times - a lot of ppl wont say it , guys esp , coz then its the whole stoooooopid ego thing .. ugh .. wtf .. guys suck .. *lol* soz guy ppl out there , but i really think this...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 10 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    Believe It Or Not. - i'm pretty sure that no one here has seen me be intimidating, but i've been told that i can be, and in some circumstances i can believe it. when i'm...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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    Yeah - I've heard it from both guys and girls.  When asked why, I've heard that they think I'm intimidating because I'm a physically tiny person and things I say, do, and the...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 1 Response May 29, 2009

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    I Don't See It - I don't see it. I am a pretty easy going guy. They tell me that because of my deep voice and size. I am not that big of a guy, 6 feet and 220lbs, is not that big...
    Percheron Percheron 41-45, M May 31, 2008

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    I Don't See It - I'm always surprised when people tell me that I am, in any way, intimidating. Because I don't see it. At all. I'm pretty sociable and am definitely vocal...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Dont F--- With Me.... I Guess.... - So me and a couple of girl friends go out on the town. So I told them that I would help them find men for the evening (yes I was their escort...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    But I Don't Know How - I have been told many times by many people that I am intimidating. The problem with this is that I have no idea what I do that is perceived to be...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Factor - I suppose if there's any one particular feature that could be defined as intimidating about me, it's the fact that I bring it. I don't beat around the bush, I play for...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Apr 13, 2012

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    Constantly - I'm always told by every friend I've ever had, that I am extremely intimidating when people first meet me. It usually goes something like "I was so intimidated by you...
    CodeCruncher CodeCruncher 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    6'4" a full beard, I look middle eastern, and I'm athletic, people sometimes cross the street to avoid me, which can be hilarious when a old couple sees me and try to run.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    An Imposing Prescence. - I like to think I'm a pretty mellow guy these days for the most part (wasn't always this way), but have been told that some people find my appearance and...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 1 Response May 21, 2009

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    Unapproachable - I have been told that people feel like they can't approach me.  I don't understand where that impression comes from, but I am told that all the same... ...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    Really? - I'm told I am by one person in particular. It baffles me. I would definitely consider myself on the timid side of things.
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Drink Me - Talk about the weather Will you miss me ever? Lately I'm obsessed And I need the rest I hope that you're impressed She's so pretty, I'm jealous And she's lost...
    twilighteyes twilighteyes 22-25 3 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    I Dont Plan On It... - I suppose, like has been said elsewhere in this group, folks judge my looks.  I am big, and when I get to doing something that requires focus, I...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    It Drives Me Crazy - I've been told for years that I'm "intimidating." It really bothers me. I try not to be. I try to smile and be friendly, but I'm naturally just a...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F Dec 26, 2007

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    Physically+ Personality-wise Intimidating - I really used to not know what people were talking about when my friends (once they got to know me well) informed me that they were...
    pologirl31 pologirl31 18-21, F 3 Responses May 27, 2009

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    I'm Intimidating Because I'm Intelligent? - That to me doesn't sound right. What? I do have a hard time making friends, and I have a hard time opening up about myself. I wouldn...
    SarahCatt SarahCatt 13-15 2 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Five Two, High Iq - I have been told on a regular basis that I am intimidating or make others feel stupid. I never have the intention to intimidate others, but if so many people...
    carlin66pat carlin66pat 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Not So Much Now - but this is the reason me and my ex broke up.  He said I was too intimidating and I scared him. Apparently I was to confrontational in our arguements, and...
    Maqi Maqi 26-30, F 3 Responses May 24, 2009

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    Is This Supposed To Be A Good Or Bad Thing?? -     I've been told this several times.My friends tell me it makes me unapproachable cos people(who don't know me...
    mocha39 mocha39 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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    Or Scary - But no one can give me a reason. I am 5'2" and slender. So it cannot be a physical thing. So what? Do I have a bad vibe? Why do people who don't know me...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I Am Told That I Am Intimidating - I am told that I am intimidating. I lost a job because they said I was intimidating a customer. I am doing well on my current job and am not...
    Peter123 Peter123 41-45, M 8 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    I Don't Look It... - It's not how I look... I mean hell I am 5'1" and I am a size 6... I'm a fairly petite girl... but I have a VERY strong personality and I can come off as...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2008

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    Repeatedly - It's not intentional. I greet people with a smile. A big, warm genuine smile. I'm quick to tell visitors to make themselves at home, sit anywhere, don't worry about...
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    I Can't Fathom Why - I am generally (<-- key word) a mild mannered womanMaybe it's because I'm a borderline *snickers @ borderline* psycho, a bit emotional at times, fierce...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Sep 16, 2011

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    Love It - Since i'm a very shy person, I just love it when people tell me they feel intimidated by me.
    nokaoi nokaoi 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    Especially when I'm angry. I always liked the Incredible Hulk, especially the 80s line with Dr Banner saying calmly, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry. I always related with that...
    BigMtnMnds BigMtnMnds 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I Guess It's Anxiety - When I meet new people I'm usually terrified that they won't like me or that I'll do or say something to embarrass myself.  The result is I end up...
    HGolightly HGolightly 22-25, F Oct 7, 2008

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    I Find It Amusing - So everyone i come accross can be easily intimidated but i find it funny. I am pretty extreme at seeing the world its black and white, love or hate and i have a...
    marishkashadow marishkashadow 13-15, F Sep 11, 2012

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    At Times -  I don't find myself intimidating at all. But i am not so sure others don't find me to be a bit. My one cat is not my biggest fan. Its not that he doesn't like me...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Jul 3, 2008

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    I'm "Too Intense" - I've been told that I'm intimidating when people first meet me (in person). It's not like I'm oh-so impressive, or demanding, or intelligent, or amazingly...
    PaperPlanes PaperPlanes 18-21, F 1 Response May 1, 2009

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    Trying to Figure Out What It Is That People Think Makes Me Intimidating - Well I have been told over the past few days that I am intimidating and I have asked why and they can't...
    dewdropkiki dewdropkiki 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2008

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    Bane of My Existence... - ....and I try not to be.  I'll spare you the gory details.  The details alone are intimidating - even to me.  ;o)  I try to just get...
    Enki2 Enki2 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    Have Been Told That Alot... - Online sadly. I get fairly angry and go beserko sometimes, especially during the days when my father and I would get into hellacious fights. So, I've...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F Mar 28, 2008

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    Kinda a Compliment... - lots of my friends were scared of me at first... Apparently I appear sarcastic, and too intelligent.... like theyre scared to talk to me because I'll know...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    I'm Often Told This - But I think it's because I know what I want and most people don't? I really am at a loss, as to why people perceive me as intimidating. I used to be worried...
    anadude anadude 22-25, M May 22, 2009

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    I Don't Really Get It. - I am always being told that I am extremely intimidating and unapproacheable.  Yes, I do put on the tough, silent act, but it is only a wall I have put...
    sparklyindigo sparklyindigo 41-45, F Dec 15, 2007

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    I've spent a long time mending the corrosion of all those acidic words that I've been told. Sometimes I still remember them , snipets of the many phrases and the heavy emotion...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have not ever been told by someone as well. Even though my family says I'm pretty and a few other friend have as well I don't believe it. For a time I really did think I was but...
    sweetchase12 sweetchase12 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    when i was around the age of 7 I was always the kid who had finish stuff before everyone else and stuff like that and i use to get bored a lot and my dad as a joke told me to put...
    GummyOSawrUs GummyOSawrUs 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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