One person tried to intimidate me once. He told me to see him outside school and wait for him. I told him I won't do that. If he wants to fight he must wait for me.
The only reason I would say that, HE thought, was that I was sure to beat his ass. He appologized the next day.
My reasoning was different: I was not willing to wait to get a beating.
The final result was that everybody had repect for me. It was scary. Think The Wave. I seriously hope that I never abused that power. It was very hard for me to see the difference between respect, fear and blind adoration. The last one is the most horid one. Having people following you without asking any questions and without thinking is extremely frightening.
Having nobody to talk to concerning at a young age was terrible. How do you explain that you are afraid because people respect and like you?
Sorry for ranting. It is the first time I put this fear into words after 30+ years.