Our first reaction to emotional and verbal abuse is often to fight back.
The tone of your voice and the speed of your delivery are an important part of clarifying what you want and how confident you're feeling.
Personal Protective Equipment.
Come up with scenarios where you are forced to stand up for yourself.
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Physical assaults are often preceded by a verbal attack.
This will make it difficult to be assertive with them since assertiveness is about establishing openness and trust with other people.
Defend against verbal bullying by staying calm and responding to the attack.
Keep your composure.