How to talk to an intimidating person


24-Jul-2017 16:10

David Sedaris' move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section. You Can't Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his b David Sedaris' move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section. You Can't Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father.

And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails.

However, with astute approach and intelligent communication, you may turn aggression into cooperation, and condescension into respect. Keep Your Cool and Maintain Composure ― Luce Irigaray, philosopher One of the most common characteristics about aggressive, intimidating, and controlling individuals is that they like to deliberately upset you in order to push your buttons, pull your strings, and keep you off balance.

Below are seven keys to dealing with aggressive individuals, excerpted from my book (click on title): “How to Successfully Handle Aggressive, Intimidating, & Controlling People.” Not all of these ideas may apply to your particular situation. By doing so, they create an advantage over you, from which they can exploit your weakness.

Picture feeling an important member of the group, socially and at work.

You might feel useless when you work with this person.

I usually listen to audio books of Sedaris's work because I love his readings, but I know that "Me Talk Pretty One Day" is one of the rare abridged ones. And would anyone who's both read and listened to this recommend one over the other?

Some socially awkward types have the problem of being a bit too uneasy around certain types of people.

Be yourself, work on your self-confidence and stop underestimating yourself.

Imagine having no nerves, no matter who you’re dealing with. Stop missing out on the wonderful opportunities and experiences that await you. ——- Mark & Laura are on a mission to help you increase your confidence and grow your happiness by simplifying your life.

Or this person could be a colleague – someone who uses clever words and exerts personal power or expert power that you believe you can’t compete with.