Beyond the Self Defense Tweets:
Taken randomly from my self defense tweets on Twitter. I write super-short blog posts to go Beyond the Tweet, chosen from the archives.
Do you know your bad guys? Rooster: bullying, cocky user. Snake: Trust betrayer. Shark: Typical criminal attacker.
Beyond the Tweet:
We all know bad guys don’t usually wear a black hat and twirl a mustache while laughing menacingly.
That’s for melodrama and spoof movies. In real life bad guys work in different ways and for different reasons.
Teaching kids this is especially important, because they tend to stereotype bad guys, thus blinding themselves to other types of attacks.
Here are my follow-up tweets to the one above:
- Rooster-like bad guys (bullies/users) use body language & intimidation. Don’t act insecure or unsure; just act bored. ~ThinkLikeABlackBelt
- Snake-like bad guys (trust betrayers) use charm, manipulation & your emotions to worm their way into your confidence. ~ThinkLikeABlackBelt
- Shark-like bad guys (stereotypical criminal attackers) allow violent words, actions, & body language to intimidate. ~ThinkLikeABlackBelt
I tweet here @LoriHoeck.
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