• Protect Self Defence Team

What's wrong with this message?

Updated: Sep 14, 2019

What is wrong with this message from him to her?


Have a look and see if you can spot it, and then scroll down for the answer...

It may be hard without the context. Self defence is all about context.


At face value it could seem like a normal 'lovely' message, albeit full of manipulation tactics which may or may not ring alarm bells depending on how your intuition interprets them.


You may immediately feel something about it is wrong but not know why.


You may recognise some of the manipulation tactics being employed here from your own past experiences.


Or it may just seem normal to you.


Until you know the context behind it...


The sender is a 28 year old male.

The receiver is a 12 year old girl.


Context is important, whether it be within the Recognition/Awareness and Avoidance stage, the De-escalation stage, or the Physical Self Defence stage.


The situation always dictates the possible and appropriate response.

Just by reading this and thinking about it, you have updated your intuitive radar a little more. Nice job!