George S. Ledyard wrote:
Actually, you need to match your response to the actegory of the aggression taking place.
Much violent behavior comes under the heading of "affective" violent behavior.
But another type of agressive behavior is the "predatory" type of aggression.
I like this distinction. A lot.
I've mostly encountered "affective" stuff and I'm happy about that. I've come to believe that when it becomes physical in those circumstances it's as much about my reaction as their aggression.
And bringing it to an end is usually about removing the motivation.