Being Physically Intimidating Being Socially Intimidating Community Q&A Intimidation is making others feel fear, nervousness, or inadequacy in order to gain social standing or produce a desired outcome.Although it is seen as a negative quality in many interpersonal interactions, it can be helpful in sports, business, and other competitive environments.When he touches the property, it becomes an extension of his body and this is how he shows others that it belongs to him.
It is also understood by all the group that Alpha Man gets the first choice in women.
Frequently in these more highly socialized places, male dominance is displayed subtly by expensive clothes and possessions.
The business executive puts his feet on his desk or leans against his office doorway to show his claim to that office and its furnishings.
A woman dusts imaginary pieces of lint from the shoulder of her husband to tell other women he's taken.
( This is better than peeing on the furniture like some animals do to mark their territory!
) This "male hunting territory establishment" is a part of men's DNA when seeking females for two reasons: (1) To scare off other males and (2) to show the females they are strong and are an Alpha Male (Leader of the Pack).Leaning against something can also be used as a method of dominance or intimidation if the object being leaned on belongs to someone else.For example, if you are going to take a photograph of a friend and his new car, boat or personal belonging, it's likely that he'd lean against his new possession, put his foot on it or place his arm around it.Historically, societies have been structured mostly with the women placed in a subservient role as wife and mother catering to her husband's and children's needs, often ignoring her own needs.The "man of the house" is a frequent term used for the husband and clearly establishes his position as Alpha Man.In order for men to get along, there has to be an understanding of each man's ranking in the group.