People will often do things that have some effect on you, merely to see how you react to it. Is this acceptable, what I just did/said? And if they see that a certain action is accepted, they’ll go a bit further next time, one and on, until a point is reached — the point where certain things aren’t accepted.
Funny thing about this point is, the further down the line things have gone before you indicate something is unacceptable, the more resistance you’ll face to your move to assert yourself.
Best to sniff out problems early and set boundaries before things become an issue. Easier said than done at first, but you’ll become great at it.
Written By Dre Baldwin