We’ve talked a bunch about the Reasonable Person Test including under this topic: Self-Defense Defense-Understanding the "Reasonable Person Test"
But there’s a twist that we haven’t talked about yet. What if your reality is totally different than a “normal” reasonable person?
"Preservation is instinctive and then when you have abuse, whether it be psychological abuse, verbal abuse, or certainly physical abuse or a combination of them then you have fear, and when you have someone that lives in fear, their reactions, depending on the circumstances, are going to be different than someone who has lived a rational happy life,”
That quote comes from this article about 17-year-old Anthony Templet:
It’s an ugly and very sad situation. Do you think someone subject to prolonged emotional, mental, and/or physical abuse should have different criteria for self-defense than the reasonable person test?