When someone is being Intimidating
it can make it easy for you to pick their pattern

Is the other person just 
							intimidating today or every day?
Observing people when they are intimidating can be handy when picking someone's pattern prior to imposing correctly.

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Here are all sixteen patterns, all in intimidation mode - you will be here, too!

The definition of intimidate is to make timid or fearful, to frighten, especially to compel or deter by or as if by threats; to scare or put on edge.

"If you let a bully intimidate you, he's going to do it again. You've got to stand up to these strong-arm tactics." Charles Djou.

Conducted and composed by Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update 17 October, 2019


1. Can it be the Director - ESTJ?

The Director is the Border Collie

General: A focus on achievement gives unstoppable energy that intimidates less motivated types. Are not fooled by excuses or complaining. Thinks that people are capable of more than they give themselves credit for. Need to realise that some people just want to keep making excuses and stay in their comfort zone.

Dialogue: The Director pushes people to take responsibility for their lives and, in a world where excuses run rampant, the Director is not taking the bait. They challenge people to do their part and to live with truth and purpose. They make people realise they are capable of more than they realised. They break down goals into step-by-step plans and then pull them off their backs and push them towards action. The Director has no patience for complaining, procrastination and laziness. The Director intimidates people by challenging them to do more and become more than what they currently are. This is done by their traditional subjective 'My way or the highway' approach.


2. Can it be the Developer - ENTJ?

The Developer is the German Shepherd

General: A focus on achievement gives unstoppable energy that intimidates less motivated types. Are not fooled by excuses or complaining. Thinks that people are capable of more than they give themselves credit for. Need to realise that some people just want to keep making excuses and stay in their comfort zone.

Dialogue: The Developer is confident and visionary and has no patience for trivial activities or procrastination. They intimidate people with boldness and insight. They have a feeling that could win any argument, see past any excuse or point out any inefficiencies that are keeping someone from their goals. Some people enjoy this – they want to be challenged. But other individuals would rather stay in their comfort zone, getting by rather than achieving. They are intimidated because the Developer will remind them of how much they could do if they stopped making excuses and getting in their own way. The Developer is competitive and will always be in a fight.


3. Can it be the Results - ESTP?

The Results is the Jack Russell Terrier

General: Daring and impulsive with a limitless thirst for adventure. Challenges people to face their fears and take risks. Will challenge people to look over the edge of the cliff to develop their own bravery and strength. Will also challenge people to 'embrace the moment' and not be constantly distracted.

Dialogue: The Results has sheer confidence and impulsive bravery that makes them intimidating to many. There is no challenge too steep that a Results will not face head-on. Risk and uncertainty do not scare the Results and they would rather speak truth than tiptoe around other people’s feelings. Their courageous nature and logical directness can be dizzying to the more timid or safety-seeking types. They will challenge them to embrace adventure, to face their fears and to unshackle themselves from distractions and excuses. That reality can be spine-chilling (but sometimes exciting) for many to face. The Results is intimidating and impulsive.


4. Can it be the Inspirational - ENTP?

The Inspirational is the Bull Terrier

General: Will shake up peoples view of the world and traditions. Likes innovation, evolution and change. Lives for transformation and novelty. This can intimidate the lovers of the status quo who do not want to second guess their traditions.

Dialogue: The Inspirational is similar to the Promoter in that they likes to flip tradition on its head and show people new ways of seeing the world around them. An iconoclast who attacks or criticises cherished beliefs or institutions, a rebel and someone who does not mind debating your views with precision and accuracy and this often this upsets others. The fact that they can face the void of the unknown and see nothing but possibilities can intimidate people. Some are afraid of what the Inspirational might open their mind to and what cherished viewpoints they might leave behind in the process. The Inspirational can indecisive but is a debater on all issues.


5. Can it be the Persuader - ENFJ?

The Persuader is the Boxer

General: Is empathetic and organised and can sense what people need before they realist it themselves. Will not let people hide away in the background. Will get people to come out of their shell and reveal their life stories before they realise what is going on. This ability can seem like a superpower to some yet intimidating to others.

Dialogue: The Persuader is unlikely to be describes as intimidating. Empathic and insightful, they attempt to put people at ease when in their presence. That said, the same things that comfort some can be nerve-wracking for others. They find themselves intimidated by what the Persuader sees in them. They know that just being in the presence of the Persuader opens them up to perceptive insight. The Persuader might see something – some gift or potential that they will try to motivate the other person towards. The Persuader might sense feelings that others are trying to keep hidden. The Persuader will emotionally X-ray people and sometimes this can be intimidating for those who want to stay hidden. This is the Persuaders urge to interfere.


6. Can it be the Appraiser - ESFJ

The Appraiser is the Great Dane

General: Is empathetic and organised and can sense what people need before they realist it themselves. Will not let people hide away in the background. Will get people to come out of their shell and reveal their life stories before they realise what is going on. This ability can seem like a superpower to some yet intimidating to others.

Dialogue: The Appraiser seems to know the ins and outs of every social sphere that they enter. Almost instantly they can guess who is connected to whom, which rivalries are in place, which friends are loyal and who needs what. The Appraiser "gets" people and understands what people enjoy and perceive the tiny details that influence them. Some people can find this perceptiveness intimidating. e.g. They might go to a party wanting to blend into the background and within minutes of meeting the Appraiser they find that they have been invited to dinner, introduced to five people and inadvertently involved in a heated party game. But with time they realise that they are enjoying themselves and there was not anything to be scared of after all, particularly as outbursts are rare by the Appraiser.


7. Can it be the Promoter - ENFP?

The Promoter is the Golden Retriever

General: Will shake up peoples view of the world and traditions. Likes innovation, evolution and change. Lives for transformation and novelty. This can intimidate the lovers of the status quo who do not want to second guess their traditions.

Dialogue: The Promoter intimidates people by questioning the traditions and societal norms that so many find comfort in. They are willing to step outside the box and see things from angles and perspectives that nobody imagined before – and that can feel scary for a lot of people. The fact that the Promoter shakes up their worldviews and questions long-standing norms and viewpoints can be terrifying to some people. It is as if the Promoter is removing the fences that guard them from the edge of a cliff and saying, "Hey! Look at this view now!" but it is all too dizzying and steep for many. This is one factor that makes the Promoter extremely difficult to deal with.


8. Can it be the Counselor - ESFP

The Counselor is the Poodle

General: Daring and impulsive with a limitless thirst for adventure. Challenges people to face their fears and take risks. Will challenge people to look over the edge of the cliff to develop their own bravery and strength. Will also challenge people to 'embrace the moment' and not be constantly distracted.

Dialogue: The Counselor is enthusiastic, perceptive and impulsive and intimidates people by pushing them towards possibility. They challenge people to step outside their comfort zone and get into the real business of living. When someone is in the Counselor's presence there is a sense that they will reveal opportunities and adventures that might scare and inspire them. The Counselor will challenge individuals to take those leaps, get up on the stage or buy tickets to far-off destinations. The Counselor makes people aware that they can take life by the horns and risk everything to feel the intoxicating rush of freedom and beauty that life can give. This is not for everyone as the 'life of the party' is not the 'party of life' when things calm down.


9. Can it be the Specialist - ISFP

The Specialist is the Saint Bernard

General: Is aware of the emotional distance between themselves and others due to insight and perception. Can sense ulterior motives and hidden emotional needs. This can intimidate as people can feel 'seen' in a way that puts them off guard if they are not ready for it.

Dialogue: The Specialist is by nature a walking contradiction. They are idealistic yet realistic, amiable but no-nonsense, flexible but determined. They can intimidate people simply because they are not quite sure what to expect from the Specialist. There is a sense that the Specialist will perceive any efforts at manipulation and be too practical to fall for lies or fanciful stories. The Specialist might initially seem easy-going and relaxed and later show steely resolve about an unexpected cause or belief. This series of contradictions can both excite and intimidate people. Then the Specialist's aversion to criticism and conflict comes in.


10. Can it be the Investigator - INFJ?

The Investigator is the Greyhound

General: Is more focussed on the background of what is happening rather than surface level reality Very quick to spot hidden motives, purposes and strategies. This, together with uncanny foresight, can seem intimidating and eerie.

Dialogue: The Investigator is an introvert, yet has a warmth, insight and empathy that can emotionally disarm people. This can be intimidating to some because there is a sense that, sooner or later, you will be the audience for some of their joys, fears and more private life stories. You will understand the hidden motivations and implications that have led them to where they are at today. The Investigator can appear like an emotional detective – picking up clues and connections that have, until now, passed other people by. While some people love this, it can be equally intimidating to others. When compared with warmth, this is the two faced aspect of an Investigator.


11. Can it be the Agent - INFP?

The Agent is the Tibetan Terrier

General: Is aware of the emotional distance between themselves and others due to insight and perception. Can sense ulterior motives and hidden emotional needs. This can intimidate as people can feel 'seen' in a way that puts them off guard if they are not ready for it.

Dialogue: The Agent is keenly aware of the emotional distance between themselves and others. In a one-on-one situation they listen and observe with intense empathy and awareness. However, this attentiveness can be off-putting to some because beneath their quiet demeanor it is clear that they are perceptive of intentions and authenticity levels. One gets the feeling when the Agent is talking to you that none of the Agent's lies or cover-ups will pass beneath the radar. The Agent feels "seen" and, while some people may appreciate that, it can intimidate others who have ulterior motives or wish to present themselves in a perfectly curated light. The Agent poses trouble.


12. Can it be the Achiever - ISTP?

The Achiever is the Bassett Hound

General: Is mysterious, enigmatic and nearly impossible to read and that alone can be intimidating to some. Plus highly analytical and aware of logical inconsistencies. Can dismantle opinions in absolutely no time and that can be very scary for some to discover.

Dialogue: The Achiever is capable and clever and has a restless energy and intellectual prowess that sets them apart. There is an electricity behind their gaze – a certain sense of knowing paired with a readiness to respond. Nothing slips by; they notice every flinch, every sideways glance and every effort someone takes to hide something. They intimidate people because, in a world full of distractions, they pay attention and speak truths that other people are too afraid to reveal. They take back the work.


13. Can it be the Practitioner - ISFJ?

The Practitioner is the Alaskan Malamute

General: Has a tendency to stay in the background but the ability to fly under the radar means that they notice things about people that others do not. When people realise just how many details and patterns have been noticed by the Practitioner, it can be intimidating, shocking and scary.

Dialogue: The Practitioner is gentle and generous and may not seem intimidating to many. There is something beautiful about their quiet, reflective nature. They lack the sharp edges that emotionally surround so many people and that alone can be disarming and surprising. People feel that by being with the Practitioner they will be motivated to be kinder, gentler and more self-aware. Without even realizing it they make people slow down and take notice of the little details in life that have been overlooked. By their actions they can make individuals aware of their own self-seeking ways and that can be intimidating for some especially when the Practitioner plays the victim and is passive-aggressive.


14. Can it be the Objective Thinker - ISTJ?

The Objective Thinker is the Bernese Mountain Dog

General: Has a tendency to stay in the background but the ability to fly under the radar means that they notice things about people that others do not. When people realise just how many details and patterns have been noticed by the Practitioner, it can be intimidating, shocking and scary.

Dialogue: The OT is thorough, systematic and sensible. They takes their responsibilities seriously and expect others to do the same. They cannot it when people make excuses for bad behavior or complain about the hand they have been dealt without taking action. The OT's serious, formal and hard-working demeanour can seem intimidating to the more scattered types. They believe in honour, responsibility and consistency and those who are morally ambiguous and irresponsible tend to feel exposed in the OT's presence. Little do they know that underneath this stoic, serious demeanor the OT has a quirky, offbeat and affable side with a reputation as a great operator.


15. Can it be the Perfectionist - INTP?

The Perfectionist is the Papillon

General: Is mysterious, enigmatic and nearly impossible to read and that alone can be intimidating to some. Plus highly analytical and aware of logical inconsistencies. Can dismantle opinions in absolutely no time and that can be very scary for some to discover.

Dialogue: The Perfectionist has a cool, detached demeanor which can be intimidating to people who want to be able to easily "read" them. They are not easily de-coded and their independence, unpredictability and enigmatic demeanour can put some people on edge. The Perfectionist does not typically intend to intimidate people – in fact, they enjoy close, warm relationships. They just do not tend to spend a lot of time engaging in small talk, gossip or wearing emotions on their sleeve. This makes the Practitioner hard to figure out – and this mystery can scare some people off. They prefer to be alone.


16. Can it be the Enhancer - INTJ?

The Enhancer is the Afghan Hound

General: Is more focussed on the background of what is happening rather than surface level reality Very quick to spot hidden motives, purposes and strategies. This, together with uncanny foresight, can seem intimidating and eerie.

Dialogue: The Enhancer has an intense, perceptive nature that tends to make people feel disarmed and exposed. While the Persuader, Investigator, Appraiser and Practitioner will alter themselves for other people’s comfort, the Enhancer has an intense focus and directness that has no patience for such things. They also have no fear of pointing out flaws and inconvenient truths. This fearlessness can make some people intimidated because they do not want to have their plans or ideas de-bunked or altered in any way or be called to account. That said, for people who are looking for insight, sincerity and strategic advice, the Enhancer is a welcome breath of fresh air. The Enhancer is the most self sufficient of all patterns.