When you are involved in a confrontation, you may come to the realization that getting into a fight is not the right answer. You may or may not have a physical advantage over your opponent, but that is not the issue at hand. You may be with family members and perhaps you want to set the right example. Maybe you want to avoid a fight because it can lead to involvement with law enforcement. That cannot work out in your favor. There are ways to walk away from a fight and still come off with your dignity and “badass” personality intact.
You want to avoid a physical confrontation. You show this by using a loud voice. “Get away from me now,” you say. “You are in my space. You can’t be here. Get out of my sight.” You are speaking with authority and you are raising the decibel level. This may jar the instigator and give you the upper hand. He may also think you are somewhat weird.
Show No Fear
You are a bad ass so you are not afraid. You can convey your lack of fear by looking your opponent in the eye the whole time. Don’t look at your shoes or off in the distance. Steel your glare like you are willing to fight, but don’t throw a punch or a kick.
Explain what the situation is to the aggressor. If you are a student in school and your opponent is trying to goad you into a fight and he starts to taunt you, simply say you are not going to fight. When your opponent questions your manhood, let him know that you have no fear of him. “I don’t want to fight anybody because I don’t want to get kicked out of this school.” This shows you have a good reason for avoiding the fight and that calling you a chicken or some other name does not apply.