Being Physically Intimidating Being Socially Intimidating Community Q&A Intimidation is making others feel fear, nervousness, or inadequacy in order to gain social standing or produce a desired outcome.
Although it is seen as a negative quality in many interpersonal interactions, it can be helpful in sports, business, and other competitive environments.
"I'll dance naked in Time Square, singing the praises of Exxon and Mickey Mouse if it gives me another ten years with him." And then she began to cry, quietly, into her hands.
And my mother, who struck the fear of god into hardened criminals on a daily basis, let me rock her, let me comfort her.
Maybe she's angry because I let George make these arrangements. She feels that I've sold out my integrity, that I've forgotten my roots. She watched everything he ate, nagged him about exercise, pushed him for as long as I remember. Hypertension, high cholesterol, it's mostly hereditary. Both Mama and Daddy lost their fathers too young, both to heart attacks. One hot dog a month is not going to send me straight to hell for patricide."When we were protesting the war…" Her voice was low and gruff, like she couldn't quite force the sound completely from her lungs. She was staring off at the wall of the waiting room, her dark eyes barely focused.
I think back in horror on the times I took him out for lunch and let him eat whatever he wanted, from street-corner hot dogs to pizza and garlic bread. I get the momentary memory of pictures I've seen, Mama and Aunt Maggie, little girls in the early fifties, hair braided and hands joined at their hips as they pose for the camera, identical except for the eyes. "When we were protesting the war, our teachers would talk to us about the movement.
"Mama," I started."Have George send for the doctor.
Daddy is very funny; not even Mama can stay mad at him forever.
We live where we live, and my father is in that operating room right now.
My mother and I, on the other hand, are a thousand miles away in a room not more than a few hundred feet in diameter. I try to imagine what it would be like to watch your husband of forty years collapse on the kitchen floor, to watch him reach out to you, helpless. I'm the one with all the power now, the rich husband who can afford the best medical care they'll let us give them. Why do I feel like I'm five years old and Mama is crying because Grandma has died and for the first time in forever, I feel at five, Mama can't fix it."I talked to George," I say to her, trying to brush away the image of my mom, so young back then, although ageless and all-knowing in the eyes of the five-year-old who still lives inside of me. Eric Folse of the South Louisiana Cardiac Care Center is available and can fly out tonight.
It wasn't like today, with professional protestors coming in to discuss media coverage, you know. He told us that what would break the movement wasn't cops or guns or tear gas.
It was just us, just the students and some of the braver teachers. He said that what would inevitably destroy the movement was price.""Price?