Woo Woo To The Me Too
Domineering people need to assert authority over others at all times, failing to do so mean they think less of themselves. Dominance is different from assertion, assertive people get themselves heard without making others feel small, they don't take up all the space in the room, suck the air out of the room and shove people to the side so they can snatch the spotlight for themselves and themselves only. Assertive people can share the spotlight with others without feeling intimidated.
When a person with high empathy is a good communicator as well as assertive at the same time, they're persuasive without incurring as much backlash from others. This can lead to misunderstandings by domineering people who assume they have better conditions when it's their overpowering behaviours that aggravates others.
We hear much about not victim blaming, the advise is to refrain from telling victims to "get over it", "to forgive and forget", "it takes two to tango" and all the invalidating empty platitudes people throw out.
You just feel worse each time you hear it, then it's the mental gymnastics of being polite to overly confident lay people who think they "helped" you.
Here are some other things often not mentioned.