What to do about an intimidating boss
"If your boss is asking you terribly difficult questions or is just extremely tougher on you than the other employees, then they might be doing it on purpose because they're not fond of you," says Williams."One sign that your boss may not trust you is if they're constantly second-guessing and double-checking your work.
It may feel like your boss is micromanaging you and constantly looking over your shoulder.
"Your boss might not invite you in meetings or loop you in important conversations.
Overall, they may have a general disinterest and may not be respectable towards you," says Williams."Your boss may not look you in the eye or pay attention to you when you're talking.
A boss who's not fond of you may purposely insult your ideas in meetings in front of others or completely overlook your suggestions.
"Instead of praising you and/or giving you credit for your work, a boss that doesn't like you will do the opposite by putting you down making jokes at your expense and more," says Salemi.
"Your boss might not like you if they start giving another employee tasks that you used to be responsible for.
It can make you feel left out and under appreciated.While you don't have to become best friends with your manager, you do want to feel that you're being respected and supported.It's easier to feel vulnerable with your ideas when you know that your boss likes you and doesn't judge you, but sometimes that's not always the case.If you feel like it's affecting your work performance, try to set up a meeting with them so you can discuss your thoughts and find a solution with your boss."If your performance reviews were always positive in the past, but then suddenly took a down turn, even when your work ethic hasn't changed, it might mean your boss doesn't like you," says Jeanne.Ask specific questions if you feel like this is a concern during your review.