Once someone has moved on to college or the work world they usually don't run across as many tough guys.

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They may be really outgoing as well, which can add in all the problems from the point above.

I find their intimidating aura shrinks when you just have more experience with them.

This is another issue that comes up more in high school and reflects an attitude of being a bit too innocent and afraid of the world.

Sometimes socially inexperienced people who obey the rules and color between the lines can see anyone who does some minor rebellious stuff as being really edgy and unstable.

Like they may start getting weak in the knees when they have to talk to someone at their school who drinks under age, occasionally skips classes, and who once tagged a mailbox with a marker.

In this case someone may need to just get more experience with the world and see that tons of otherwise good, nice people often skirt the rules in one way or another.

Sure they may be a little rougher around the edges than average, but they're hardly going to beat you down just for talking to them or being in the same nightclub.

Someone who's socially inexperienced may be a bit too afraid of the world and see anyone who comes across as the slightest big thuggy as being super dangerous.

They can be scary in their own right because you worry you'll do or say something stupid around them and they'll call you out on it.