Two people with ptsd dating
Imagine that your car breaks down in a remote spot known to be close to a Federal prison.Your cell phone isn't picking up a signal, so you are thrust on the mercy of a passing driver.Four of these characteristics showed significant differences between the victim and non-victim groups. Thanks, Shauna, That's exactly how I had understood the results of the study.These were: type of weight shift, body movement, type of walk, and foot movement. (1981) Attracting Assault: Victims' Nonverbal Cues. Predatory criminals select victims who appear to be physically weak and uncoordinated.The movement of each was analyzed using Labananalysis.This analysis looks at a variety of movement characteristics including: stride, arm movement, tempo, uprightness, weight shift, gaze, head movement, type of walk, and energy in the movement.I’ve intentionally selected sharks for my analogy here because the behavioral patterns of sharks can show up in interactions between those in the dating pool.That is, before a shark attacks, it first circles and then bumps into its potential prey, feeling out its possible victim before going in for the kill.
For individuals with unresolved traumas, the mate-selection process often carries a double risk.
Essentially, people in the non-victim group tended to move with a normal stride and with postural movement; that is they moved their entire body with coordination rather than each part (hand, arm, leg, foot, head, etc.) moving in an uncoordinated manner. In other words, there's no evidence that the predators selected victims based on a history of unresolved trauma, impulsivity, or other psychological characteristics.