If you need to be mean and intimidating toward someone, then you have to have an attitude of "I don't care what anyone thinks," a healthy dose of confidence, and the words to back it up. If it feels right, raise your eyebrows slightly as if to question them.
Together, they cited 15 How marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback.
In this case, several readers have written to tell us that this article was helpful to them, earning it our reader-approved status. Being mean and intimidating all the time can be exhausting and won't help you make any friends.
However, there are times when it's absolutely necessary to scare people off a little bit and to assert yourself. If the don't, look past them, then look back to where you were without flinching.
may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs" (Albert Einstein).
Browbeat suggests the persistent application of highhanded, disdainful, or imperious tactics: browbeating a witness.