(4) The victim believed the threatened harm to be imminent. A felony criminal threat is a strike under California's three strikes law. For example, in Oregon a violation of the state criminal statute for intimidation results in a civil violation.
Intimidation can also be a civil offense, in addition to a criminal offense, in some U.
Although it is seen as a negative quality in many interpersonal interactions, it can be helpful in sports, business, and other competitive environments.
Learning to be intimidating can also help you avoid being intimidated by others.
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.
The opportunities are abundant when you stop allowing fear to get the better of you.
You might make a new friend, a new career connection or get a date!