4) People Who Want What You Have
Greed is a powerful thing, it can make people lie, it can make people cheat, it can make people steal, and, it can make people kill.
Probably since before recorded history, humans have been trying to get rid of others who had something that they wanted, and it’s been carrying on right through the ages. If you think that will change when there’s a zombie apocalypse going on, you’re dead wrong.
As I mentioned earlier, there’s not going to be any more laws once society collapses. This means that any bad act people might have been too afraid to try may suddenly, be on the table for them. The only factor in determining whether they go through with it could be if they’re confident or, more likely, desperate enough.
What might this thing be that the other party wants? Oh, it could be anything — A watch, a weapon, a car, etc. — but, as we saw in The Walking Dead, the thing another person is most likely willing to try to kill to get…is another person. If you have a spouse, or a sibling, or a child, there is the possibility that someone, probably someone you know, maybe even trust, wants to take that person from you, for one reason or another.
How to avoid them?
The problem with people like this is, just like the last entry, if you’re dealing with it, they’re already in your group.
The trick is catching the jealous party before it gets out of hand. If you see a member of your group who’s always lurking around whomever is important to you, you need to set down the boundaries, and make sure they know, in no uncertain terms, that, whatever they’re thinking about, is not only not going to happen, but, regardless of what happens to you, would never happen.
With luck, you can catch the person in question before their fascination morphs into a full-blown obsession, and then, you have a real problem on your hands. At that point, avoiding the problem is no longer an option, and now, you’re focusing on dealing with the problem.