The meaning of intimidation according to Cambridge Dictionary is "to frighten or threaten someone, usually in order to persuade them to do something that you want them to do." You can see "timid" in the middle of intimidate, and to be timid is to be frightened or to pull back from something.
The meaning of encouragement is the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope. It also means to inspire, to motivate, to invigorate, exhort, uplift, to stimulate, to endorse, to strengthen.
The creator of intimidation is the devil himself. When the Holy Spirit whispers something that He wants us to do, the enemy comes and tries to intimidate us so we back off. We have to walk in awareness of his evil schemes.
Luke 10:19 ESV Behold I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
The Creator of Encouragement is the Holy Spirit, in fact it is one of HIS characteristics. our Heavenly Father will never ask us to do anything without equipping us and encouraging us.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand,that we would walk in them.
Romans 8:37 ESV No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
One thing the devil is afraid of is that we discover who we really are. the devil knows who we are, but if he can continuously intimidate us, then we will never discover who we really are, and the authority we have in the NAME OF JESUS.