For most, the exchange of information begins and ends with words.However, there are a lot of other factors to consider.
The tone of voice that a phrase is said in can completely change the meaning of the phrase.
It can turn insults into jokes and jokes into insults.
Threat, criminal threatening (or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of bodily injury.
"Threat of harm generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage..or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person." Threatening behaviors may be conceptualized as a maladaptive outgrowth of normal competitive urge for interrelational dominance generally seen in animals.
For most of my life, I freely gave my power away to anyone who wanted it.
Actually, even if you didn’t want it, I was happy to give it to you anyway.That’s why I talk about the dangers of living a fear-controlled life so often on this blog (like here, here and here for starters.)While that’s true, there’s one form of fear that I haven’t really addressed up until this point, and it actually might be the most common form of fear that exists. Or more specifically, Before I dive in, a quick disclaimer–I’m not a psychiatrist (obviously), so if you have a legitimate full-blown phobia of other people, then this blog post definitely isn’t for you.But for everyone else who sometimes feels scared or intimidated by other people for whatever reason, take a minute to fully absorb this quote: I’m a 42-year old man, and I’m not embarrassed to share that it took me close to 35 years of my life to get this lesson burned into my consciousness.Like a Stephen King horror story, intimidation comes at us in many forms and faces.As long as intimidation is going to be part of our lives, we might as well learn how to deal with it, resist it, and even use it.The use of power, authority, position and status to intimidate workers into compliance is, at many companies, considered to be one of the most effective of management’s bag of coercive tools.