There’s no denying that people who have strong personalities are often people who can come off as very intimidating and off-putting. This can be especially true when you are surrounding yourself with people who have weak personalities; people who are more comfortable with passiveness and discretion. These days, it’s so easy to give into one’s insecurities. That’s why it can be especially infuriating for insecure people to be around someone like you; someone who is always seeming so sure, stable, and strong. You are an outlier; and to a lot of people that makes you weird and eccentric.
But ultimately, you don’t have to worry about coming off as too strong or overly dominant. There is nothing wrong with wanting to take full control of your life. There is nothing wrong with wanting to make sure that you have a say in everything that happens to you. Just because other people are so content with rolling with the punches and following the herd doesn’t mean that you have to be the same way. You don’t have to be content with living your own life from the sidelines. You are a star player and you always want to be in the game. You always want to be manipulating the outcome of your own life – and that’s not something you should have to apologize for.
And how do you know if you have this kind of personality? How do you know if you can come off as intimidating to the weak and insecure people who are around you? Well, you can always refer to this article. Here are a few definitive signs that you have an alpha personality and that you easily intimidate those you come into contact with.
1. You are very judicial of the people who come into your life.
It’s not that you are antisocial per se. It’s just that you are very selective of the people you choose to socialize with. You are a firm believer in the idea that not all people you encounter are meant to be in your life. You know that there are just some inherently toxic people that you shouldn’t have to associate yourself with. You know that you really only need to be devoting time and energy to relationships that add value to your life.
2. You don’t really live for other peoples’ attention.
You don’t really care for trying to gain other peoples’ attention. You are always just concerning yourself with doing your own thing and living up to your standards. You live your life the way that you think you should regardless of whether other people are taking notice or not. You always just march to the beat of your own drum; and you couldn’t care less about the impression that you’re making on those who are watching you – so as long as you firmly believe that what you are doing is right.
3. You hate it when you are forced to engage in small talk.
You hate small talk. You find it so pointless and unnecessarily awkward. You would rather just sit in perfect silence with a person than engage in small talk with them. You know that it’s a common human reaction to being in an awkward situation with someone you barely even know. But you’re so over that. You don’t want to be wasting your breath on someone who just isn’t that important to you; someone from who you feel like you would never be able to learn anything.
4. You hate when people are being ignorant, bigoted, and selfish.
You just have no tolerance for people who are comfortable with keeping things the same; people who are reluctant to learn and grow.
5. You are a great listener.
You have a very open mind. You are very safe and secure enough in your own principles to know that you are always going to be able to defend them from people who are looking to engage with you. But you are also humble enough to know that there is always room to learn; and that there is nothing to be ashamed of when you admit that you were wrong. You are always open to listening to what other people have to say with the interest of learning from them.
6. You aren’t really considerate of excuses and alibis.
You are a very no-nonsense type of individual. You know that if there’s a will, there’s away. And when people fail, a lot of times, it’s always going to be their own fault. And you always want people to own up to their shortcomings.
7. You are open to new experiences and challenges.
You know that real growth and development happens outside of your comfort zone. And that’s why you are always opening yourself up to new experiences. That’s why you always take on the challenges that come your way because you know that’s how you grow as an individual. Where other people cower, you exude strength.