How NOT to become a PREY!Mar 11, 2022
A very simple rule of psychology states that a predator will feel strong only when the prey gives it the feeling. This means that if the prey gives signs of vulnerability and fear to the predator, the predator’s attacking and hunting instincts will be triggered and it will chase down the prey.
In other words, the predator chooses its kill that seem weaker and more vulnerable.
Relating this animal’s prey-predator relationship with that of humans, there isn’t much difference. The attacker will choose the one that they feels is afraid of them and can be easily hurt without compromising the attacker’s safety.
Who usually becomes prey?
Those who try to run away from the attacker and those whose body language clearly says how scared and weak they are makes them potential victims. The potential perpetrator will easily pick up these signs.
How should the person behave instead?
Reportedly there have been several cases where female students have been victimized by a religious extremist. The ones who managed to escape unharmed were the ones who did not show any sign of fear, instead stood their ground and demonstrated confidence through speech, body language or affective expressions.
Hence, we conclude that ATTACKERS ARE COWARDS. The moment they get the sign of strength and feeling that in the process others may cause them harm too, they will back off. Therefore, one must demonstrate confidence because your body language will either make you prey or a predator.
So what do you choose to be?