Umm, are these really the only alternatives you have.
You can be aware and assertive w/o being violent. You won't be considered a person in fear (both of your types connote fear reflected in different ways).
I think you're also making pretty generous assumptions of what these behavior types suggest since people will adopt either persona for different reasons.
You can be peaceful and nice because that is nature, or because you have conquered your compulsion to act differently or because you are in fact weak, or because you are just acting opposite of the way you truly feel. People know that an act and the truth or two different things and can;t rely only on what they see.
If you act violently, you may find that you will be messed with - mostly by people who think that you're already fixed on them and, being a violent guy, you're not going to leave them any way out.
"It is like gangster, people will get scard to and not mess around"
Dude. "Scarface" was just a movie - it's time to stop buying into that Hollywood crap. these days, you can expect to get plugged if you look at someone the wrong way.
The upshot - don't be an idiot guy.Answer 2
I think a 50 Cent quote is a good answer for this:
"In my neighborhood if you're too aggressive, you intimidate someone, they kill you. Or if you decide to be emotional and you start crying, you're a victim. You know, the kid in the schoolyard that doesn't want to fight always leaves with a black eye. You have to find a way to stay in the middle, somewhere where people just don't mess with you because they know that you don't have a problem with it if it goes there."-50 CentAnswer 3
Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
Law enforcement isn't going to protect you and indeed the Supreme Court ruled that they do not have a responsibility to protect you.
The criminal justice system in our country is a joke and honest citizens are under attack. Anything goes, you have to do what you have to do. When following the right path, the ends does justify the means.Answer 4
Be a peaceful guy and learn to defend yourself just in case. You'll get yourself in trouble playing tough. Answer 5
Don't ever get in trouble with the law!