How to overcome an intimidating boss
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Any of these situations can seem intimidating, and no sane person seeks out intimidation.
Have you ever wondered what gives that scary person the emotional leverage to manipulate your feelings?
Perhaps they are your employer or supervisor and it feels like they hold your career in the palm of their hand. Maybe they are just plain mean and confrontational and you are one of their favorite targets. In a moment I am going to answer that question for you, but there is a good chance you won’t like what I am about to say.
Do they belittle you, or embarrass you in front of others.
Do they treat you like a child, or constantly try to put you in your place?
You spend so much time together and are expected to work together to produce results in spite of your different working styles.
Dealing with colleagues may be slightly easier because you could outright confront your differences and ways of compromise through open discussion.