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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 12:02 PM

2. Hrm. Minor curtique

I think in many cases throughout your OP, "dominate" should probably be "dominant".

It's a interesting read... interesting enough to get me to start analyzing my own behavior, and that of many others on this board.

I might also suggest that Bullying can be defined as the abuse of a perceived imbalance of power. Might be pertinent, might not, depending on what depth and which direction the OP is intended to go. The reason I'd suggest adding "perceived" is that most often, and almost always implied... at least when it comes to bullies.

In example; I could act the klutz after being pushed by a brutish bully at a bar... to most, the bully would seem to have the upper hand, and thusly, would be seen as the dominant power almost immediately. However, the second time the bully tries to push, a quick deflection of his hands followed by a palm-push to his chin, and a quick kick to his calf, and it becomes evident that the bully, who's now lying stunned on the floor, never really had any power at all (actually happened).

Anyway... it's just a thought.

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