You are intimidating
An animal might intimidate a smaller animal by bearing its teeth, and a person can intimidate another by threatening to do something harmful.
Have you ever been faced with that impossible question from a friend?
I asked many of my friends who often get the “he is just intimidated by you” line why they think they fit the mold of a hard-to-approach gal.
Here’s what they told me: Abby: "I am very independent, and I love autonomy.
It’s an environment that breeds people to become coarse or cold emotionally in order to get to the next level.
“Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do.
Your Intimidate check is opposed by the target’s modified level check (1d20 character level or Hit Dice target’s Wisdom bonus [if any] target’s modifiers on saves against fear).Alternatively, intimidation may result from the type of society in which individuals are socialized, as human beings are generally reluctant to engage in confrontation or threaten violence.Like all behavioral traits it exists in greater or lesser manifestation in each individual person over time, but may be a more significant "compensatory behavior" for some as opposed to others.Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm.It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened.