In this discussion we are going to list some of the most common attitudes that, in real life, we must warn against a possible and real aggression.
Here are the contextual signals that identify a (probable) imminent attack:
- Point (aggressively) the finger with the hand tightened to an height greater than the neck
- Hands gesturing with fast movements, violent and sharp
- Stiffening of the nostrils accompanied by slight movement of the ears and by raising the outer part of the eyebrows
- Step forward with the opposite leg to his “favorite” (eg. the right for lefties)
- Variation in the speech (speeding up or slowing down), this means that his mind is busy to plan the attack
- Various and any nervous tics (cheeks, mouth, eyes, etc.)
- Redness of the cheeks, a general warming of the upper half of the body
- The violation of our “breathing space”, he enter insistently in that circle which is defined around us by our arms stretched parallels to the ground
- Just before the attack his back stiffen and rise up, the chin drops (instinctively to protect the neck)
- Look to the right and left without a reason (to find general danger)
- The pupils dilate
- Close the eyes and raise your eyebrows in the sense of tolerance, resulting in stronger and wider exhalation from the mouth and nose
For consistency must be said that:
- Only one signal is not necessarily indicative of an imminent attack
- A pair of concurrent signals are indicative of a high risk of attack
- Of course, in no case we find all the listed signals simultaneously
- We are all different and there may be some signs differ
- Only direct experience will develop our ability to understand how people feels
These signals are identified mainly in the “ordinary” people, martial artists / athletes of fighting disciplines have slightly different contextual cues: we will see them in the next article.
Author: Master Kongling
Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.