In my debut novel, Every Ounce You Got To Give, my antagonist, Saint Matthews, rubbed a lot of people the wrong way with his tactics of manipulation and dominance. So playing off of that theme, I decided to open dialogue about this type of individual because they do exist people. It’s a scary thought, but a reality all the same.
As we all know, not everyone that we encounter throughout the course of our lives, have our best interest at heart. But to what extents are they willing to go to hurt us? In order to better protect ourselves, it’s vital that we learn how to identify these predators from the onset because what we can’t see can, in fact, hurt us deeply.
But even if you haven’t learned how to identify these types, which can be very difficult in and of itself at times, there are still things that we can do to prevent ourselves from becoming easy prey to these sick and twisted souls.
Here, are 6 tips:
1. Always be weary of anyone who asks you a lot of questions about yourself, but reveal very little about themselves.
2. Never give anyone any information about yourself that can come back to hurt you.
3. Never allow a stranger to take you out of your comfort zone.
4. Be weary of who you party with.
5. When dating a potential partner, allow family and friends to vet the love interest because sometimes, others can see the things that you are blinded to.
6. Be careful who you give your heart to. Emotions can be very dangerous when used against you.
I will later expand upon each bulletpoint listed above on an individual basis. To see what can happen when you follow none of this advice and allow the wrong people to get too far in, get your copy of Every Ounce You Got To Give. Available now on Kindle.
Until next time friends, take care of yourselves and be careful of whom you choose to associate yourself with or else, become another statistic.