Stop A Resentful Stalker
What can you do if you’re being targeted by a ‘Resentful Stalker’ type?
Understanding what motivates this type of stalker may well help.
So what motivates a ‘Resentful Stalker’?
- The Resentful Stalker wants revenge for something – real or imagined.
- The stalker’s enjoyment of their behaviour means this may continue for years if unchecked
- A Resentful Stalker enjoys the impact that stalking has on you
Examples of what might motivate this type of stalker:
- Cathy got a promotion at work that Sandra felt should have been hers. Sandra started targeting Cathy with anonymous online abuse and messages to ‘make her pay.’
- Andrea was sacked by the company she’d worked for for 20 years and Steve got ‘her’ job – Andrea was so angry and hurt by the injustice she’d experienced she started bombarding Steve with silent phone calls at all hours of the day.
- Jane bought a new red car that her friend Helen had always wanted. Helen thought it was just the latest in a series of nasty things Jane had done to undermine her and make herself look better than everyone else. Helen set up a couple of fake online profiles about Jane to ‘teach her a lesson’.
What can you do to help yourself if you’re being targeted by a Resentful Stalker?
- Keep the feedback to a resentful stalker to a minimum (see the ex-partner section above for suggestions)
- Do not consider meeting a resentful stalker to discuss the ‘wrongs’ you are being punished for.
A Resentful Stalker is less likely to assault you than an Ex-partner Stalker.
- BUT never confront or use threats back to a resentful stalker; as this increases risk
If you’re being targeted by this stalker type, assess the risk you face here