Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Effective self-protection strategies (Part 1 of 6)


Few skills will add as much value to your life as the ability to avoid aggressive individuals. In any population group, irrespective of geography and cultural background, you will find at least 1% of individuals that can create serious trouble for you.

The reasons for their aggressiveness might be of transitory nature, such as a mild depression caused by financial difficulties, or deeply ingrained in the personality structure. If you possess a generous spirit and feel inclined to comfort those men and women, please make a pause and think twice. Your actions, however well-intended, risk making things worse.

Your willingness to help is commendable, but effective aid is possible only when your actions can improve the situation. If your assistance cannot bring about positive change, it will only cause irritation.

A realistic view of human nature calls for utmost circumspection when dealing with aggressive individuals. Disorderly minds defy logic and, without specialized expertise, it is difficult to determine the severity of a someone's troubles.

To be continued in Part 2

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