Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Effective self-protection strategies (Part 2 of 6)


Approaching those persons and intervening is seldom advisable. The risk of your committing an error is too high. They might interpret your friendly words and gestures as threatening and increase their hostility. Take heed of my advice and keep away from dangerous persons.

An effective strategy for dealing with aggressive individuals comprises two elements, namely, detecting and averting them. When you walk into an unknown territory and find yourself surrounded by a crowd, how can you recognize signs of potential trouble?

No matter where you work, you should never trust available security measures blindly. There is simply no fail-safe way to exclude the troublesome 1% from a large group of people. It is up to you to stay alert and ensure your own safety.

How will you be able to tell who constitutes a threat? The following four signals are clues that you can use to detect dangerous individuals. If you keep your eyes and ears open, you should be able to remark these behaviours when they occur:
threatening movements, repeated involvement in fights, irrational rigidity of attitudes or views, and use of offensive or hurtful words.

To be continued in Part 3

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