With all the issues of violence against women, a lot of us think of isolating ourselves from the crowd. That is because we fear for our safety. That any time, we know there is a chance of us getting ourselves in danger. Yes, we may never know when that is. But the thought of it coming is as much as crucial as not thinking about it. “I think that all women need training in self-protection, be it model mugging, martial arts, shooting or guard dogs, because violence against women is a real and present danger, and it will never go away,” said psychiatrist Judith Eve Lipton M.D. With that, we must take note of these tips that will enable additional skills for safety purposes.
Profiling People – Some people are good at noticing everything. These individuals have high situational awareness skills that help them to be in control in unfortunate situations. They are good at profiling people based on the laws of probability. They can identify persons that are more likely to attack them as well. These individuals are expert in making tactical triage even though it is politically incorrect to do. These types of people are either born with the talent or somehow mastered the skills. Unfortunately, there are the ones that are a bit innocent when it comes to determining dangers in their surroundings. Usually, they become the prey. So to avoid that, all women should learn profiling people.
Trusting The Instincts – Women’s most unpredictable talent is having a weird sense of instincts. It allows them to feel a negative sensation that shows possible outcome connected to reality. It is the women’s power in getting an instant awareness of what is currently going on even though there is nothing much to see. Trusting an instinct can become daunting, though. There are times that people need to prove it, and that can take a lot of time. However, in some fortunate instances, this women’s vague sense helps in increasing awareness that lasts for an extended period. So when dangers are about to happen, the instinct will target the brain’s alertness that will buy women some time to think through the situation.
Building Fighter Mindset – A lot of women are afraid to handle unfortunate situations. That is because they overthink about the things they might put on the line. Some may worry about time, energy, effort, or other stuff that does not entirely matter. So what happens with that is they let their guards down. These women allow their subconscious and conscious mind to battle with each other. But instead of sticking to that usual routine, women must build a fighter mindset. They must focus on always getting the best of their capabilities. Women must not feel vulnerable because if they do, they will never get a chance to hustle away from an unfortunate danger. According to Pamela King, a Marriage & Family Therapist, “knowing when and how to counterattack can make the difference between rape and escape in the first few seconds of an assault.”
It will never be any woman’s fault when they overthink about their safety. The truth is, it is an advantage. Not all people are friendly and trustworthy. So taking the time to consider things around is a necessary action to do. Nobody can guarantee that unfortunate thing will never happen. But as long as women are aware, things can all be different. “Awareness is the first step. You may need help to see things clearly. Write out conversations and try to identify abuse and all the tactics used,” advises Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT.