Adaku Efuribe
1 min readJul 5, 2020

To intimidate someone means to frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
Intimidation is intentional behaviour that would cause a person fear of injury or harm. It’s not necessary to prove that the behaviour was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened.

Intimidation can be physical contact, glowering looks, emotional manipulation or embarrassment.
I don’t believe anyone should make it a way of life intimidating people, whether woman to woman, man to man, woman to man, or man to woman!
Intimidation to me is an act of cowardice,

There are different ways of getting people to appreciate your point of view.
You don’t need to frighten or scare people into doing what you want as doing so would make you lose your respect.

People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example
The argument from intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
If intimidation is your game plan in life, I hope you have a better plan.

Lead by inspiration and not intimidation.



Adaku Efuribe

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