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Attacking is a type of Protective Pattern. Learn how Protective Patterns work in our life.


What does Attacking look like?

  • When we Attack, we sound mean and act mean to others. 
  • We may yell or use our bodies to overpower the other person. 
  • We blame, criticize, or judge others. 
  • We can use Attacking against ourselves, blaming ourselves in a way that feels hurtful.
Attacking Alligator

Resources for Attacking




  • Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You: Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear and Build Resilience, by Marc Schoen, PhD, and Kristen Loberg