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The fight or flight response

The fight or flight response

The fight or flight response is a powerful survival reaction. Once we perceive danger, adrenalin increases our heart rate and move our attention toward fighting off or fleeing from the threat.

We may become so focused on that goal that we may not process any extra details and may have no clear memory of how we got away from or fought off the danger.

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The genuine freeze response

A freeze response is thought to happen when neither fight nor flight is available to you. When a tiger has the better of you, you feel so overwhelmed or trapped that there is no option to flee or fight.

In a real freeze response, our primitive brain takes over and ...

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Who will fight rather than flee

  • People who are more "approach motivated", such as extroverts and risk-takers, tend to perceive the reward in situations. They tend to approach a threat with a "fight" response.
  • People who are "avoidant motivated" tend to see the risks/negatives in ...

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Fight Or Flight Response

Fight Or Flight Response

  • Also known as Acute Stress Response, the fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction when we are mentally or physically terrified.
  • A stressful or terrifying situation triggers hormones that prepare our body to stay or either deal with the ...

Importance Of A Fight-Or-Flight Response

The Fight-Or-Flight Response is an automatic survival technique to preserve our life, and is crucial for how we deal with stress, threats, and danger.

It primes our body to perform under pressure, making sure we are at our best when dealing with life-thre...

What happens during the fight or flight response

What happens during the fight or flight response

In response to acute stress, the body's sympathetic nervous system is activated by the sudden release of hormones.

  • After the threat is gone, it takes between 20 to 60 minutes for the body to return to its pre-arousal levels.

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