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(Think Brick from the show, “The Middle,” minus the whole bow-my-head-and-whisper thing.) Unbeknownst to me, my brief bout of echolalia was really about my inability to comfortably express my own thoughts in social situations and not about the “intimidating” people themselves.
Which leads me to my next point…What are you personally struggling with that might be coloring your experience with this person?
Keying into the other person’s preferred communication style can also be helpful in meeting them where they are and having a productive conversation.3. If there’s any tension between you and your “monster,” you may need to confront the issue head on, in spite of your discomfort.
If you’ve ever found yourself stuttering, stammering, or even radio silent in the presence of a more menacing personality, I feel your pain.
Is there an underlying fear or limiting belief about yourself that’s actually at play?
This might be a belief that no one cares about what you have to say, which might affect how you interact with those who speak up seemingly without fear.
Their ability to effortlessly be who they were, speak their truth, and command the crowd only punctuated the fact that I struggled to do so myself.
For example, during my first year in college, I seemingly out of nowhere developed the uncontrollable, nervous habit of repeating the last thing someone had just said in a social setting.