“Everyday Application of Aikido” by Patrick Parker

“Ever had a co-worker, or perhaps a business phone call from someone, who wanted to attack you but still appear professional? Throughout your interaction they keep throwing out feints or thinly-veiled attacks… If you’ve ever had a job then you know the type.
These veiled attacks – the strategic purpose of them is to draw you out so that you will retaliate, thus granting the other guy the high moral ground by making it appear that you were the aggressor. Do you know the best way to deal with this sort of attack?”

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  1. The suggestion in the larger article is easier said than done, for lots of reasons. Worth attempting. Another good, out-of-print, Terry Dobson book is “Giving In To Get Your Way”.

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