Start Not that intimidating

Not that intimidating

Sure they may be a little rougher around the edges than average, but they're hardly going to beat you down just for talking to them or being in the same nightclub.

I find their intimidating aura shrinks when you just have more experience with them.

This is another issue that comes up more in high school and reflects an attitude of being a bit too innocent and afraid of the world.

Sometimes socially inexperienced people who obey the rules and color between the lines can see anyone who does some minor rebellious stuff as being really edgy and unstable.

Some people feel uncomfortable around their friends' or partner's parents.

Hopefully this answer isn't too unsatisfying, but I think in these cases the way to feel more comfortable around these people is to face your fear and just get more used to talking to them.

If we're shy, we may assume everyone is constantly looking for a reason to critique our flaws.

Some people come across as snobby and judgmental without intending to as well.

But if they've done it twenty times in the past already a lot of the fear will have evaporated.