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I also see, that since they so resemble a very toxic person from my past, that obviously my business is incomplete and my work unfinished from that past situation; this person will show up again and again and again in my life until I figure out how to deal with them in a functional manner, learn what I need to learn, and stop drawing that energy into my life. Last time, I avoided it and didn't learn how to deal with that type of person, so now, I get another chance. Therefore, I am grateful that I am open-minded and open-hearted enough to do so!
My hope is to remain in the middle, go with the flow, and disallow my defense mechanisms to engage. The next time I meet this foe, I will recognize them instantly, and either prevent their entrance into my life, or as they push, simply step back and let their own force work in my favor.
There's the answer! As they push, I will simply step back, avert the blow, and their own movement will create my defense.
It's Wu Wei. (Do nothing)
It's Tao. (Balance)
It's Kung Fu. (Defense in non-defending)