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In addition, they may also put pressure on you to make a decision before you’re ready (a common car sales tactic).At worst, the strength in numbers tactic may be used for direct or indirect bullying or harassment. Uncomfortable Formality Some individuals like to deliberately make you feel uncomfortable and put you on the defensive by making the physical environment, their attire, their speech, and/or the proceeding uncomfortably formal.Knowing When to Act Adopting the Attitude Taking Action Community Q&A Being mean and intimidating all the time can be exhausting and won't help you make any friends.However, there are times when it's absolutely necessary to scare people off a little bit and to assert yourself.These individuals may exist in our personal or professional environment.
Being cognizant of control tactics used by challenging people can make the difference between awareness versus ignorance, and mastery versus victimhood.
By standing or sitting uncomfortably close to you, or standing and towering over you, they hope to achieve a sense of superiority and psychological dominance at your expense. Overwhelm You with Procedures and Red Tape Some people like to use bureaucracy – paperwork, procedures, laws and by-laws, committees, and other roadblocks to maintain their position and power, while making your life more difficult.
This technique can also be used to delay fact finding and truth seeking, hide flaws and weaknesses, and evade scrutiny. Raising Their Voice and Displaying Negative Emotions Some aggressors raise their voice during discussions as a form of intimidation.
The message here is that his time is more important than yours, and by inference he’s more important than you. Power Differential in Furniture Set-Up This usually happens when you enter someone’s deliberately set-up power office, where she or he sits in a larger, adjustable “executive” chair, while you are given a smaller and sometimes unadjustable seat.
She also takes up and owns her table space, while you don’t have any place to put your laptop, papers and pen.
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