Carol: My leadership style is based mostly on intimidation. That won't work for you because nothing about you is intimidating.
Mike: Joe seems intimidated by me.
Carol: Those results can't be trusted. She's intimidated by small dogs & sharp bits of paper.
When you're near me I have difficulty concentrating
When you're near me I have difficulty standing upright
When you're near me I have difficulty sleeping at night
—XTC, When You're Near Me I Have Difficulty
"The dignitary is one of your superiors who makes you nervous. The list of superiors who make you nervous in fact includes all of your superiors. It includes many of your inferiors as well."
The daemon doesn't speak; she doesn't do it much, not like Karkat at all. She looks so uneasy in her own skin, like she's wary of reminding Karkat she exists.
— Crossover fic Crash Standing