Summary of “How To Deal With Threatening People in Public” – Jocko Willink

I’d sum this up as “show neither disrespect nor submission”.

In action, this means to continually detach with perfect etiquette (as defined by the situation–being posh in the ghetto is not appropriate to the situation). Their minds are a stew of toxicity and predation–any show of either disrespect or submission or both will enter you into a dominance hierarchy with them. The laws of body language and who is or isn’t a part of their inner world are concepts surprisingly fixed in the heads of savages and other ne’er-do-wells. If you follow these rules and the person isn’t either 1) fixated on you for personal reasons or 2) a routine predator that has been protected from social punishment, then you’re going to be able to short-circuit their attention and dominance displays. They’re almost certainly not more patient than you, so their brain is constantly asking “Why not somebody more dramatic and exciting?”


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