Our body language sends out subconscious messages. Bullies or strong characters see and know who they can dominate easily. They may not be able to put words on it, and they know/sense who is vulnerable.
During my 30’s in bits and pieces I learned how to be a woman who gets heard. These were the first 2 most important points. In fact, they are straight out of Martial Arts. Learn these stances and Become a Warrior Queen
I learned to stand with bent knees—ah, more important than you think. When our knees are locked we are pushovers—and everyone senses that subconsciously even if they can’t put words on it—stiff knees let bullies know you are vulnerable.
I learned to stand with my feet straight and not pointed outward. When our feet are pointed outward it is indicative of going different directions and being scattered. I’m convinced bullies mug scattered folks and leave people “who go straight about their business” alone.
When we go straight about our business, we feel fulfilled which, of course, adds to Super-Aging.