Intimidating looking people
My Pug, Willy, is a Pet Partners therapy dog; he works with people who are afraid of dogs. It didn’t matter that Willy only weighed 15 pounds and was calmly sniffing and exploring the park; the fact that he had a spiked collar and remotely resembled a Pit Bull sent her into a panic attack — not because of his behavior, but because of her assumptions about that particular breed.
One time, though, when he was wearing a spike collar at an off-leash dog park, we came upon a woman who was clearly terrified of him. Genetics certainly play a role in a dog’s behavior, but the way a dog is raised also shapes the dog’s behavior.
Sometimes they come off as rude or crass, but really it's just their independent ideology and mindset that rubs people the wrong way from time to time.
People may be more fearful of a Rottweiler than a Labrador because the Rottweiler is stereotyped as being more aggressive than the Lab.
If there was enough lighting for them to tell you had a belt fed LMG they might decide to run... That's how intimidating my guns are....course could have been just the wind...nah! It has to strike fear in the hearts of the enemy without even pulling the trigger! Heck even when I go to do some target shooting with my Barret's I have had targets just fall over after just pointing my guns at it.
Failing that a 100 rd burst of 5.56 in their direction would probably motivate flight over fight response. Since all bans are based on looks, I like to do as much as is legal. That's how intimidating my guns are....course could have been just the wind...nah!
Strong or "intimidating" personality types have a specific view about the world.
Oftentimes, the hardship or obstacles that one has had to overcome has shaped their personality and character.