It helps you to see them as a person,who was once small and powerless just like you. We often get caught up in the hype surrounding a person – they’re the CEO of a huge corporation, they’re a celebrity..whatever it is, it can lead us to thoughts that don’t assist us.
We automatically put ourselves on the bottom end of the seesaw.
Workplace intimidation always decreases productivity by lowering morale and increasing internal frictions within the company.
The person who had come to talk to us explained that the aggressive and intimidating behaviour that we received most days from those held in Broadmoor was more about them than it was about us.
We can all be regressed to feeling like that little kid again depending on how someone behaves with us. Intimidating people are often all bravado and have very little to back it up with.
Have you ever been around your parents or an adult that knew you as a child and suddenly realised that you have changed your behaviour? Acting sheepish and childlike amongst adults from our childhood is quite common. They are used to others being intimidated and accepting their behaviour.
Be careful with this though – I don’t mean you should put on a condescending voice and offer them a sweet!
What this technique does, is allow you to ‘frame’ the other person in a different light.
Remember – you can choose what to think about any situation.