If you ask yourself, “Am I intimidating?” this quiz helps you discover your intimidation factor and, uncover hidden personality traits & boost self-awareness.
What Does Being Intimidating Mean?
When used to describe a person, the term “intimidating” means someone who frightens others or diminishes their confidence. In other words, being intimidated by someone means they either physically threaten you or boost your insecurity.
Am I Intimidating? Signs You Intimidate Others
If you are snappy, impulsive, blunt, critical, arrogant, competitive, dominant, aggressive, and overly logical, you are an intimidating person. But your intimidating others might also be because of your strong and independent personality of yours.
What Is the Intimidation Quiz?
Made up of 20 questions, the intimidation quiz identifies if you have an overawing or unapproachable personality. The premise is to answer questions like, “Am I intimidating?”
How to Know if You’re Intimidating?
Look for signs. If you can relate to four or more of these indications, you DO HAVE a frightening personality.
1. People avoid eye contact with you.
Lack of eye contact is a sign of fear. If others seem unable to look you in the eye, there’s a problem. Likely, they’re intimidated by you.
2. You dominate the conversations.
Dominance is an intimidating feature. Controlling the talks is a warning that you might be a daunting person.
3. Your friends often agree with you.
It’s challenging to disagree with an intimidating person. So, if your loved ones, especially your friends, are flunky around you, they’re probably taken aback by you.
4. Strangers don’t feel comfortable around you.
Observe the body language of people who don’t know you. Do they actively try to avoid you? If yes, you’re likely an intimidating person.
5. You hear too many apologies.
No one wants to upset you—out of fear. So, you are exposed to lots of over-apologies, which indicates you’re intimidating.
6. Most people tiptoe around you.
Since daunting personalities are snappy, others tread lightly when interacting with them. In other words, others’ tiptoeing in your presence is not a sign of respect; it’s a sign of intimidation.
How to Know if It’s Intimidation or Unattractiveness?
When someone is intimidated by your looks—or finds you unattractive—they mostly avoid romantic or sensual interactions. But when the intimidation comes from a place of fear, they circumvent any interactions.
For a more detailed answer, take our other quiz, “Am I attractive?”
Is Being Intimidating Attractive or Off-Putting?
It depends. If someone is intimidated by your desirable features—style, intelligence, confidence, etc.— it’s attractive to be intimidating (at least to that particular person). However, if it’s because of your arrogance or aggression, it’s unattractive.
What If the Test Result Was Positive?
The intimidation quiz doesn’t give a simple yes or no answer. The results are detailed and come with suggestions on what to do next.
If the quiz detects you’re negatively intimidating, it offers practical advice on bettering yourself.
The intimidation quiz is not meant to label or discriminate against you. It’s an educational and entertaining test to self-assess your personality.
How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- 1How do people apologize to you?
Causally. I don't hold a grudge.
Sincerely. I don't fall for fake apologies.
Repeatedly. I'm not satisfied with one apology.
- 2How do you react when people apologize to you?
I forgive them immediately.
I only forgive them if they're honestly regretful.
I force them to promise it won't happen again.
- 3How do you make most of your decisions?
I make important decisions based on emotions.
I try to balance my emotion and logic
I rely on logic and ditch all emotions.
- 4How do you express your anger?
I often cry or hide my anger.
I talk about it and put my emotion in words.
It depends. I might yell or become aggressive.
- 5Are you easily upset?
I'm not sure. I might be.
No, not really.
Yes, I'm extremely sensitive.
- 6Do people avoid eye contact with you?
No, I value eye contact.
Yes, everyone avoids eye contact with me.
- 7Which one describes you in a conversation?
A passive listener.
An active listener and speaker.
The dominant speaker and moderator.
- 8How do you criticize others? What's your approach?
I don't criticize people.
I do it considerately and point out both the good and bad.
I do it frankly and avoid ingenuine comments.
- 9Do people tiptoe around you? Why is that?
No, I'm friendly to anyone.
Some do. It's because they don't know me well.
Yes, it's because they respect me.
- 10Do you consider yourself an agreeable person?
Yes, I'm incredibly agreeable.
It depends. I'm not blindly agreeable.
No, I'm not agreeable at all.
- 11Are you insecure?
Yes, I am.
I have insecurities. But they don't define me.
No, I'm not insecure at all. I dislike insecure people.
- 12How do you feel when people disagree with you?
I feel hurt or disappointed.
I feel fine—or motivated to hear them out.
I feel irritated and insulted.
- 13What's your body language like?
I smile and am mindful of my facial expressions.
I don't overthink my body language and go with the flow.
I show my confidence through my body language.
- 14How would you react if you found out that someone was intimidated by you?
I'd leave them alone.
I'd try to have a conversation about it.
I'd mess with them to break the ice.
- 15Do you enjoy it when people respect you out of fear?
I don't think so.
No, that's not true respect.
Yes, it empowers me.
- 16Would you consider yourself an alpha or beta personality?
I don't believe in alpha or beta characters.
- 17What's failure to you?
The consequence of your mistakes.
An indication that you're not working hard enough.
- 18How would you react if a friend vented to you?
I'd ask them how I could help.
I'd actively listen and avoid judging them.
I'd suggest solutions and ask them to be strong.
- 19What kind of people intimidate you?
Unattractive or weird-looking people.
Disrespectful or mean people.
Insecure or over-confident ones.
- 20Final question: How careful are you about who you let in your life?
I'm not that careful. But I'm working on it.
I'm pretty picky about who I let in my life.
I'm not picky at all because I know no one can hurt me.