View Poll Results: Is following someone an aggressive act?

Voters
44. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes.

    27 61.36%
  • No.

    17 38.64%
Page 2 of 35 FirstFirst 123412 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 349

Thread: Following someone.

  1. #11
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    "Following someone" in what way? Walking behind them and going wherever they go? I would certainly feel threatened if someone did that to me.
    Possibly, but the person could be trying to return your wallet or other personal item you dropped and didn't want to shout at you. I have actually had that happen to me.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  2. #12
    Global Moderator
    The Truth is out there.
    Kal'Stang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bonners Ferry ID USA
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    32,880
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Possibly, but the person could be trying to return your wallet or other personal item you dropped and didn't want to shout at you. I have actually had that happen to me.
    I actually had someone follow me in their car (I was driving too) to give me back my tobacco can which I had left ontop of my car until they were able to give it back to me. I drove about a mile before I stopped.
    I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang

    My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang

  3. #13
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 05:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,673

    Re: Following someone.

    No context. No vote.

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  4. #14
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    No context. No vote.
    I kind of like the open nature of the question, too many times a situation becomes "case closed" and the initial action is focused on rather than the intent.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  5. #15
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    12,460
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Is following someone an aggressive act?

    Simple question, simple answer.

    I don't believe that it is. If it was then police would not be able to legally follow people. Investigators (PI's) would not legally be able to do it. Paparazzi would not be able to do it.
    I think it can reasonably be considered an aggressive act by the one being followed.

    Especially if one runs and the follower continues the following.

    Then the followed would percieve it as being chased.

    So no, in and of itself, but yes from the perspective of the followed.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

  6. #16
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Seen
    11-17-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,610

    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Is following someone an aggressive act?

    Simple question, simple answer.

    I don't believe that it is. If it was then police would not be able to legally follow people. Investigators (PI's) would not legally be able to do it. Paparazzi would not be able to do it.
    It's not a simple yes or no, to me. If someone is following me at a walking pace, then I wouldn't consider it aggressive, but I might call the police because I would consider it suspicious, uncomfortable and potentially threatening. However, if someone is running after me, then yes, that type of following would be an aggressive act, period.

  7. #17
    Baby Eating Monster
    Korimyr the Rat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Laramie, WY
    Last Seen
    11-23-17 @ 02:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    18,709
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Agreed. Yet they are allowed to do so.
    It's legal, but how often do celebrities face criminal charges for attacking them?

  8. #18
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Seen
    11-17-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,610

    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Stalking is definitely wrong, but that is an intent situation. Following in itself is not aggressive without intent, for instance if I am on my property and follow strangers off of it my intent is to let them understand that they are not welcome and I want them to respect my boundaries, following a strange looking individual may simply be to remain aware of the situation. However if someone continues to follow another after it has been stated they are not welcome to do so is absolutely aggressive.

    Stalking is the intent to remain in contact when unwelcome in the most simple definition. Following to cause mental anguish or discomfort is harassment, and of course following to commit an attack is assault so it really boils down to the end goal.
    I disagree that aggression in the case of following relies on intent. Using the definition of aggressive as "vigorously energetic, especially in the use of initiative and forcefulness," a person can be aggressive without intending to be and without devious intentions.

  9. #19
    Klattu Verata Nicto
    LaMidRighter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Louisiana
    Last Seen
    07-21-17 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    30,534

    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I disagree that aggression in the case of following relies on intent. Using the definition of aggressive as "vigorously energetic, especially in the use of initiative and forcefulness," a person can be aggressive without intending to be and without devious intentions.
    I agree with that, I was more thinking back to CJUS behavioral classes back in college and going a little more on the legal end. Self defense starts when you feel threatened but it's limited to securing your person, but yes there are different levels of aggression and if someone is making another uncomfortable it could qualify.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

    LMR

  10. #20
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,445

    Re: Following someone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    "Following someone" in what way? Walking behind them and going wherever they go? I would certainly feel threatened if someone did that to me.
    Would you feel threatened enough, say early evening, in a very public place, to attack them without discussion of what was going on?


    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Self defense starts when you feel threatened but it's limited to securing your person,
    Robbery is a forcible felony, and can be met with lethal force under SYG in FL.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 04-16-12 at 04:05 PM.

Page 2 of 35 FirstFirst 123412 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •