Although many of us have found that there's a stigma that goes along being someone who is considered to be intimidating--or any of its closer synonyms like bossy, overpowering, or demanding--could it be that coming off as a force to reckon with can actually be a good thing?

The answer could very well be yes. Ever wondered just how coming off too strong might actually be a good thing? Read on to find out.

1. You stand up for yourself

Even though everyone sticks up for himself or herself every now and then, if you appear as a strong personality, people will know that you're not someone who will be pushed around. Rather than taking senseless blows, people know not to treat you poorly from the very start.

2. You set the bar high

While being intimidating has become synonymous with being unapproachable, it's clear that it's not always a bad thing to look like you're capable of doing great things. When people feel that you're able to do great work, they'll likely approach you with even better projects--and higher expectations for your work.

3. You have the drive to start (and finish) things yourself

Sometimes, if you're pushed to work alone because others feel overwhelmed by your presence, it can act as the drive you need to embark on many projects yourself--an action that might even result in fantastic results, whether you know it at the beginning or not.

4. You're often pushed outside your comfort zone

If others seem to think that you've accomplished a great deal in this lifetime, chances are, you have. It could be because you're unafraid of knowing what you want and going for it--or it could be because you're often encouraged to throw yourself in situations outside of your comfort zone. Either way, you never fail to end up with a stunning array of accomplishments under your belt.

5. You win--often

Those who are called intimidating are usually regarded as such because they know how to win. They're used to being the best, and they aren't afraid to do what they need to in order to get there.