The effect is you have trouble speaking your mind and behaving with confidence despite having the expertise. First, establish your inner confidence and understand precisely what behaviours cause you to feel daunted in order to overcome this.Settle into a reflective state of mind, setting aside some time to think this through.
By appearing unphased, you will begin the ruffle their carefully crafted exterior and make them more amenable to communicating on a less intimidating level.
People appear intimidating purely due to the assumptions and thoughts we hold about them.
Dealing with intimidating people becomes a lot easier when we manage our perceptions about them.
Many - if not all - workers have at some time been faced with an intimidating colleague.
Even if they are not the actual boss, it can be hard to know how to deal with them, especially if they are a leaders for some projects you work on.