To deal with intimidating people

11-Jan-2017 21:11

It's difficult to intimidate a person who is secure in their feelings, beliefs, and decisions.

But it’s not enough to win—his or her opponent has to lose.

Scorched-Earthers pull out all the stops to make sure that the victims in their sites are hurt in some way.

Many cyberbullies fall into this category, she says.

Intimidation can take the form of pyschic attack, dark force agression to legal action, but your opponents are far more likely to threaten legal action than to actually take you to court.

Most of the campaigns of intimidation and fear are more subtle, such as name-calling, covertly organizing a “counter-group” to polarize your community, trying to weaken your group by making you respond to rumors and lies about your group and “divide and conquer” tactics to split you from your friends and allies.

But it’s not enough to win—his or her opponent has to lose.

Scorched-Earthers pull out all the stops to make sure that the victims in their sites are hurt in some way.

Many cyberbullies fall into this category, she says.

Intimidation can take the form of pyschic attack, dark force agression to legal action, but your opponents are far more likely to threaten legal action than to actually take you to court.

Most of the campaigns of intimidation and fear are more subtle, such as name-calling, covertly organizing a “counter-group” to polarize your community, trying to weaken your group by making you respond to rumors and lies about your group and “divide and conquer” tactics to split you from your friends and allies.

When you tell others about the bullying you’ve experienced at the hands of this person, they may have a hard time believing you. This bully is charming to those they seek to take advantage of or who offer opportunity to them, “but they’ve got their claws out for anyone else,” Curry says.