10 Signs a Guy is Intimidated by You

By on October 3, 2016

One of the best and worst thing in the dating world is being an intimidating person. Now, this isn’t to say that you’re scary in a sense that you look scary. No. This is saying that someone likes you and thinks you’re so attractive that they’re just scared to be around you. They get so nervous they can’t make a move.

Now, you and I both know this is a lame excuse. Nevertheless, it happens quite often when a guy is particularly nervous and unfortunately, it can prevent them from telling you how they feel and making a move. Which means, unless you speak up and tell them that you like them, it’s likely that there’ll be no relationship at all.

If you always seem to think a guy likes you only to be left with more questions than answers whenever you see them, they could be intimidated by you. This is how to tell if a guy is intimidated by you for sure so you can solve the problem.

  1. They’re Around a lot, but Never Say Anything

This is SO true, but it’s also hard to catch as the only sign someone things you’re intimidating. However, it’s still one to keep a look out for because it really means a lot. When someone is around often but doesn’t speak much and yet you still think they like you, they could just be intimidated by you.


  1. They Only Address You in a Group

They never talk to you unless they’re addressing you with a group of people. For example, if he looks at you and then tells the whole group that he’s leaving and you all should come, that’s the most he’ll talk to you if he’s really intimidated by you. However, this is another tricky sign a guy is intimidated by you because he could just simply need to address the whole group as one.

  1. They Show all the Signs of Liking You, but Never Admit it

If you know how to tell if a guy likes you and you’re fairly certain a special someone really does, yet they’ve never made a move or admitted it to you at all, it could be because they’re intimidated by you. They’re worried about how you feel about them and therefore, they don’t want to divulge how they feel about you because they’re just scared.

  1. They Don’t Make Eye Contact

Most often, when people don’t make eye contact it’s for a specific reason. Humans evolved to make eye contact with each other to show no harm and to show their friendliness. When someone can’t make eye contact with you, it’s usually because they feel threatened. AKA, if someone likes you and they just can’t seem to look you in the eye, you can bet it’s because they’re intimidated by you.



  1. You Always Hear them Boasting About Themselves Around You

If you’re in a group and they’re around often and you can’t help but overhear them talking themselves up – no matter where you go – then it’s probably because they’re making sure you hear on purpose. They’re doing this so you start to develop a higher opinion of them. Basically, they’re trying to make themselves feel better so you don’t seem as intimidating for them. However, this usually doesn’t work for them and you may even find them to be full of crap and lying all the time.

  1. When He Does Talk to You, it’s Very Formal

This isn’t to say that he regards you in a formal way, but rather that whenever he talks to you (if he can even manage to do so), he talks very properly and only about intelligent topics. Now, this may just be because of his personality but I would beg to differ that he really just wants you to regard him in a higher manner. He wants you to think he’s more educated and more intelligent than he is because he’s intimidated by you.

  1. They Just Look Nervous Around you

If you’re intimidating to someone, you’re going to make them ridiculously nervous all the time. They’re going to be on edge, jumpy, shaking, and probably even sweaty. If you notice a guy that has more signs of being intimidated by you acting this way and even stammering over his words, it’s probably because he’s a guy that’s intimidated by you.


  1. They Act Jealous

Just because someone is intimidated by you doesn’t mean they’ll keep their feelings hidden. One way this is true is when they act SUPER jealous. In fact, if they’re intimidated by you, this may be the only way someone will act as though they like you. If you’re chatting up some other guy and they jump in and try to get the attention on themselves without really talking directly to you, this jealous behavior shows just how intimidated by you they are.

  1. They Send Their Friends to Tell You How They Feel

This is probably the lowest thing a guy can do if they feel intimidated, but it’s an obvious sign. It may be lame, but if he’s so intimidated that he can’t even talk to you himself, he’ll probably send some friends over to talk to you instead and they might even tell you just how he feels about you. Although this can seem cute and endearing, the guy should have the courage to talk to you even if you are a little intimidating to them.

  1. They Admit it

Although they are telling you that you scare them and are really intimidating to them, them having the courage to actually admit it is admirable. If a guy is talking to you and divulges that he think you’re intimidating, then obviously it means he must think this.


Being intimidating isn’t always a bad thing. Some people may even say it’s a great thing to demand such respect and fear. Nevertheless, if you’re wondering if a certain guy is just intimidated by you, these signs will help you tell for sure.

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