lilTanker saidI don't get creepers anymore, I used to when I was younger and probably nicer but now I've grown up and filled out and look more scary which is awesome in a crowd cause they move aside
Same here, but I never realized it until some friends pointed it out to me. I was whining one day about how I get weird looks from people, like they're afraid of me. I was griping about how friendly I was and how I smile and say hello to people.
My friends told me that my looks (especially after I've just gotten a high and tight haircut from a barbershop just off the Marine Corps base) and my presence are a bit intimidating. They went on that my size (6'1"), build, exotic look, confidence, charisma and direct eye contact are a potent and powerful mix that can cause others to shrink.
I scratched my head in disbelief because I always thought I was the skinny geeky goofy kid who was as gentle as a lamb.
Perhaps there is a misalignment in my perception of myself as gentle, and one which might snap a creep's arm like a chicken leg?
I guess my normal nature is gentle, but if pushed too far (or God forbid that some creep tries to do harm to those whom I love) I can be a bit forceful.
I'm really just a pussy cat when it comes down to it.
I'm more a puppy dog, I'll slobber all over you and stick my face in your crotch!
I recently learnt the same thing from mates about how I really come off out in public, I thought I was friendly and sweet, I always knew I could be intimidating and hold my own against people who were causing trouble, but apparently I just give off a much more erm... "stern" vibe, I dun know why I'm always smiling and chatting to people but I suppose it is what it is... although it's a bitch with guys cause they just wont approach you pfffft weaklings!