The five negative words listed below may seem harmless but can be very powerful ways to affect how someone else will feel.
You can also choose to remove them from your vocabulary if you didn’t realize or want the effect that they can cause. Coherence Sticking together is important, but if you’re not communicating in your relationship — whether if it’s your or business partner — it’s not going to turn out very well.
Intimidation usage: “He just isn’t a team player because he thinks he’s got to be the .” Focusing on Positive Words That Encourage and Motivate You may have had these words used on you or maybe even used them yourself on others.
He was crushed, which made me feel horrible as soon as I realized that it would have that effect.
Depriving someone of their beliefs, values, faith, or enthusiasm is one of the worst things that you could to someone so in order to turn it around on them and gain ground when this happens, the word, dispirit, can be thrown at them.
This can put them off, especially when said in front of others, and provide some space to get what you need done without having them nagging you.
However, some people use this to intimidate others when they know they have fallen down on their own responsibilities and are trying to deflect that fact. The idea that you are being manipulated never makes anyone feel good because they realize they are letting someone else control their emotions or actions.
It can start to feel really annoying and stressful.
When someone is pressuring you, a word like “hound” can turn it back on them because it makes them sound as though they are harassing you.
Many use this word in an intimidating way to get people to do what they want out of fear and guilt at somehow being thought as different and outside of the norm.
What it does is alienate people rather than encouraging them for being originals or unique.
While all these three synonyms convey a sense of fear, danger, or unpleasantness being used to achieve an aim, there are some interesting nuances of meaning that differentiate them.