So this is a new one for my this year. I've been teaching for 6 years, and I haven't gotten this comment until this year. I've had 5 people this year tell me I'm intimidating. 2 were from teachers who were told this by shared students, 2 were directly from students, and one was from a parent. I have mixed feelings on it. On the one hand, I definitely prefer this perception than being perceived as someone who they can walk all over. On the other hand, it's not necessarily what I'm going for. In particular, the one parent told me her son was afraid to ask me questions since I'm intimidating lol. One student said I'm intimidating because of my size. Another student told their teacher that I'm intimidating because I'm smart and because I "never make mistakes". I'm not even sure that this perception is something I could change if I wanted to, but this could be part of why I don't have many classroom management issues to worry about. Have you been described as "intimidating" by students? Do you embrace it?