Danger Signs

Danger signs include:

  • Fist clenching
  • Facial pallor
  • Lips tightening over bared teeth
  • Eyebrows and chin drop
  • Hands above the waist
  • Target-acquisition glances (looking at a body part as a prelude to striking that area)

Signs such as these usually herald an imminent physical threat.

At this stage, communication is unlikely to help. It is time to exit immediately, or perform a physical intervention.

Learning bite

Once a subject displays danger signs, a physical attack is more or less inevitable and mere communication may not be adequate at this stage. It is time to leave immediately, or to  prepare to intervene physically.