To further understand how intimidation works, we first must understand what is intimidation.
As a result, it's very important for fighters to exude self-confidence.
It's the one equalizer to intimidation, Jack Dempsey One of the first high-profile prizefighters to use intimidation as a weapon was the great Jack Dempsey, Mike Tyson's idol.
The "Manassa Mauler" was known for being a ferocious individual.
If you've felt intimidated in non-violent situations and didn't know how to respond, bear in mind that the goal of the intimidator is to take power away from you.
You should stand firm and have confidence: do not let him usurp that power. For example, if someone is hot-tempered and wants to resolve an issue immediately, calmly respond that you will when the individual cools off.
If you are unable to respond because the person is cutting in with additional questions, assume control of the situation and respond slowly that you're not finished explaining your side of the story.
"Iron Mike" claimed he used his intimidation as psychological warfare to give him an added advantage prior to and during the fight.
Tyson eyed his opponents from the moment they entered the ring, often sensing fear.
Once he discovered that vulnerability, he looked to exploit that weakness from the opening bell.