The first step in understanding how to keep yourself safe is awareness of the types of predators you may encounter.
There are generally three types of predators:
The Power Predator uses force to control; they will charge their intended victim much like a bear committing an attack and will only initiate an attack when they feel certain they will prevail.
The Persuasion Predator looks for vulnerable people who will allow them to be in control. This type of predator typically commits crimes against children and/or people in a vulnerable state. Sadly, many times this offender is a trusted family member or friend.
The Opportunistic Predator will commit a crime when certain circumstances arise where they can easily assault someone with a high level of certainty that they will get away with it. If others around this type of predator commit crimes then the “threshold theory” may kick in and these people can be at an elevated risk to do something unusual or heinous.
According to Col. Dave Grossman there are three types of people: The Sheep, Sheepdog & the Wolf. Find out who you are.
Learn the predator strategy and common tactics they use so you are never a victim.
Know ominous body language signals before an attack. Download a pre-attack body indicator pdf.
Predators typically commit crimes in “fringe areas”.
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Beth is the founder of Pretty Loaded. On a mission to install strength, awareness, and confidence, Beth began her journey as an educator and National speaker after a close encounter with a would-be predator. She has trained thousands of people in person, and through her online training around the world. Her safety videos reach millions globally! Beth is an NRA Pistol Instructor and an NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor. She is responsible for starting the National Situational Awareness Day and this was approved by the registrar of the National Day Calendar. Beth has been featured on Consumer Reports, Elite Readers, BuzzFeed, The List, ViralNova, and many more networks. Beth loves spending her time reading, running, cooking, and painting. She is married and has four wonderful young girls, organic chickens, and lives on an organic produce farm and vineyard.