Increasing personal safety ALWAYS commences with awareness. Here is a list of simple things that you can do to increase your safety:
1 – Most men get involved in physical trouble as a result of saying something rude, offensive, tactless, stupid or hurtful. Controlling what comes out of your mouth can keep it in good shape. Think before you speak.
2 – If a fight breaks out in a bar – leave immediately. Go before all the drunks and brawlers start swinging chairs, bottles, glasses and punches. A “free for all” usually starts with just two protagonists. Innocent bystanders often get hit. Those who leave all the fools to bash each other do not.
3 – Never attempt to mediate an argument between a man and a woman. Both will cease arguing or fighting with each other and turn on you – the common enemy. If you fear for the woman’s safety, call the police.
4 – Don’t make the fatal mistake of thinking that ANYBODY fights “fair” any more. Expect multiple attackers, weapons, possibly both.
5 – Run if you can. There is no shame in avoiding a fight. In fact, running away is smart.
6 – Recognize objects in every room of your home that could be used as makeshift weapons. Home invasion is a growing curse these days due to the unwillingness of our governments to protect their citizens.
7 – Negotiation is a far higher art form than physical confrontation. Do anything reasonable to avoid a fight. NOTHING good ever comes out of conflict.
8. Give a face-saving exit. Men that feel like they have something to prove are going to be looking to prove something. Let them walk away from a fight without having to get in to the fight at all.