Standing up to intimidating people
Mix your I statements with frequent validations of what they're saying.
Most people just want to be heard and will relax if they know you're valuing their thoughts.
Dealing with intimidating personalities, overly assertive individuals and threatening characters is difficult for any one.
However, being of a “petite frame” does not mean you have to be dominated, coerced, excluded, humiliated, controlled or, taken advantage of. It most definitely can be depending on the situation and the individual you’re standing toe-to-toe with.
In an abusive situation (not just a relationship) power and control are repeatedly misused by an abuser.
I invite you toconsider situations and relationships in your life where you'd do well to takea stand and let yourself be heard.
It takes courage to speak up and be heard, especially because doing so could potentially threaten a relationship.
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If you feel you fall into one of those categories, this is a wonderful site where phone numbers and assistance can be found.- Owning your power is a very good start.Showing that you are a confident person and not easily intimidated without appearing threatening is one way of getting your point across. Humor is a great diffuser if given in an assertive tone.