Become less intimidating coupon validating machine
You know how they say it takes 10,000 hours to truly master a creative skill?Mike Butera thinks that’s bullshit–at least when it comes to playing music.I can't fix the mean girl who blows you off at the bar or the not-so-mean girl you just said has “resting bitch face (RBF).” (Also, I'm pretty sure my brain-on-fire-and-therefore-deep-in-thought face does not mean I'm a bitch, so please stop using “RBF”).That is, unless you want women to just start calling you a resting assh*le (“RA” for short).You are a leader who is skillful at creating and sustaining healthy workplace relationships.You don’t use fear or threats to get what you want.
These may be unintentional on your part, but they can work against you.
Using open body language, learning to how to engage others, and putting effort into your appearance can all help you to look and feel more approachable.
If there is one phrase I'm tired of men dropping, it's, “You're intimidating.”Before I jump up on my soapbox and make myself even more “intimidating,” let me write a disclaimer: This article is not intended for the woman you are too afraid to approach.
Give him kudos for how he explained your idea so clearly.
And let’s face it, no one might’ve ever heard it if he hadn’t repeated it.
It’s important for you to be aware that others may be fearful of you simply because of the position you hold.