It’s in the way you hold yourself and interact with those around you. At this point, he’s just trying to downgrade how awesome you are. It’s petty and stupid, but some guys think this makes them look better. Do you suddenly feel like the exchange has turned into an escalating tennis match? Remember, the right ones stick around to learn who you really are.You talk about a cool trip you took last weekend and he has to share one that’s even better. He’ll eventually embarrass the hell out of himself and his friends won’t let him live it down. Crystal Crowder Crystal Crowder is a freelance writer and blogger.Image source:i Stock If your crush always approaches you with his friend Brennan a few paces behind him, it's pretty probable that he's trying to utilize the ol' wing man technique.Bonus points if Brennan has a habit of talking about how cool and great and awesome his friend is--this means that they definitely talked strategy beforehand, and your crush wanted you to know what his ~attributes~ are. If you notice any of the signs men are intimidated by you, it’ll probably be up to you to make the first move. Why bother flirting with you if they don’t have the balls to ask you out? I guess when they find out you’re confident, have a career and aren’t going to take any BS, they feel a little intimidated. When a guy seems way too nervous, he’s feeling intimidated. Men who are intimidated by you might talk too loudly, stiffen their stance, push out their chest, fidget more than usual and just generally seem awkward and uncomfortable talking to you. He seemed interested, but now he’s looking the other way. Sometimes even the men who can are still shy about approaching you. We all feel a little nervous approaching someone we’re interested in. They both want to be petted, but let’s face it, puppies are cuter. I know, it’s hard to tell sometimes whether a guy’s acting awkward or he’s just that kind of strange.Quite the opposite, actually–someone being intimidated by you is, as they say, a “personal problem.” But if you, for one, have heard the word “intimidating” one too many times, and notice that potential crushes tend to cower a little in your wake,you might want to check out these signs that your crush is actually intimidated by you, so you know what to look out for: Your crush hangs out by your locker. Either he's totally clueless (pretty likely, he's a guy), intimidated by you (also very likely), or a mix of the two (the most likely scenario).
He thinks it’ll make him seem like your equal or better. They get distracted trying to figure out how to respond or how to make themselves seem good enough in your eyes. A better man takes the approach of simply not talking about himself much. She's enjoys writing music, poetry and fiction and hopes to have her first novel out soon.Have you ever noticed how there are some people who are endlessly surrounded by friends and seem to make new friends where ever they go?There's just something about their body language that makes them seem warm, inviting, and all around, approachable.In fact, the archetype of guys being scared out of their minds of cool, powerful, self-assured women is basically the oldest one of all time– just ask Beyonce or Serena Williams–so, if you’ve ever been called intimidating, you’re in good company. Guys say “intimidating” like it’s a compliment, but the way it’s presented usually feels like a sort of cop-out, like a preemptive “It’s not me, it’s you” that doesn’t actually mean anything.This is not to say that you should feel the need to actually alter your personality just because someone finds you a little intimidating. Is he enthusiastic about this, but he doesn't seem to know how to take it to the next level?So take this quiz to find out if you give off the welcoming vibe or if you're as cold as ice!