12 Signs Your Personality Accidentally Intimidates Others


Do you possess any of these intense personality traits? If you do, then you’re likely to come off a bit intimidating, even if you don’t mean to.

Some people can find that intimidating, along with a few other traits. Like every personality type, intense people have their own unique traits, opportunities, and challenges.

Some people might not appreciate you the way you deserve, and others might shy away from you altogether- simply because they don’t understand your passion and intensity.

Do you have any of these “intimidating” personality traits?

1. An Open Book

You are an open book. Within minutes of meeting someone, you are telling them all about your life, your history, and your ambitions, even as they scramble to get the topic back to the weather.

2. Over-thinking

There’s no such thing as an idle thought in your mind. Every thought is important, with every decision requiring hours of thought.

3. A Planner

You plan relentlessly, liking to get the details hammered down weeks or months in advance, if possible. Last-minute plans put you on edge as you can’t abide being ill-prepared.

4. Too Many Cares In The World

You rarely find cause to say “I don’t care” – at least, you never mean it. You have an incredible capacity to care about everyone and everything.

5. Staring

People accuse you of staring, which is due to an intense focus on the subject at hand. You aren’t even necessarily thinking about the person you’re staring at, either.

6. Speak With Purpose

There is purpose and conviction to everything you say, no matter how banal. If you say something to someone, you need them to hear and understand it every time.

7. Always Lend A Hand

Whenever there is someone in need, you feel the need to lend a hand. It goes for people, but it also applies to animals – you often go out of your way to help others.

8. Intense Language

You tend to respond with exaggeration and hyperbole when you are emotional.

You can see the funny side afterward, but in the moment you fully believe the world is either ending or about to become paradise.

9. Long Texts

You much prefer to message privately than to post publicly, and you are definitely a “texter”. You craft long messages, delete them a few times before sending them, and then agonise over it until there is a response.

10. Single-Minded

You have a one-thing-at-a-time kind of brain. When you are talking to someone, that is what you are doing and your attention is entirely on them. You never check out of conversations early.

11. Mood Swings

You get the worst mood swings. Some days you will be full of excitement and glee, the next you will be down and quiet.

You often blow hot and cold and it can confuse your friends, who can sometimes find that they don’t know where they stand with you – even though you tell them constantly!

12. Sincerity

When you state your opinion, it is your opinion. You don’t hedge or sweeten the truth, you call it exactly as you see it.

This extends to sarcasm and irony, which really aren’t in your wheel house. This can rub people up the wrong way, but you don’t mean to be rude about it.