Primal Rage - safety for women. What to do when someone starts yelling at or threatening you.
First, Rakhamimov pushed the woman, threw hot coffee into her face, and then started punching, kicking, and biting her.
The victim was taken to the hospital with bruises to her body, coffee burns to her face and stiletto-heel injuries to her legs.
This instance stopped short of murder, but roughly one-third of all murders begin with a trivial squabble. These crimes are classified as Rage Disorder or Intermittent Explosive Disorder.
Rather than arguing back with a hothead and escalating the situation, try to find a compromise (see Risks and Remedies), seek a nearby safe haven, or simply leave. You’ll NEVER “win” an argument with a raging loon anyway, so don’t even try.
Primal rage includes road rage, domestic abuse, lack of impulse control, angry fits, temper tantrums, and breaking or throwing things. Having foul moods, getting easily annoyed, being quick to anger - all can simmer until the final straw explodes into rage - which can lead to violence, lawsuits, and jail or prison.
Robert Stewart killed seven residents and a nurse when he
opened fire in a North Carolina nursing home. He targeted the facility because
his estranged wife once worked there. His long-smoldering anger finally
erupted. See survival strategies at shooting rampage.