Available Threat Responses
When confronted with a threat, you must make a decision on how you are going to respond to the threat. After the initial decision, as the confrontation progresses, you may need to reassess the situation and modify your decision.
Available response choices are:
- Submit to the threat.
- Escape or run away
- Ignore the threat and hope it goes away or attempt to verbally defuse the situation
- Use your voice or posture to threaten in an effort to make the threat go away
- Escalate the situation until it leads to a fight or self-defense situation.