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    Default Fight or Flight?

    What are you most likely to do?

    What situations are better suited for flight?

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    As a seasoned coward I say Flight!!!!

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    Seriously though- physical threat- always flight-
    or bravely running away

    the only time i am able to fight verbally for some reason is when someone knocks down someone i love or respect- i can find it in me to put them in their place then- if someone tries verbally fighting with me and puts me down i am a deer in headlights and just tear up and i fly away inside. it's like they hurt me and it hurt.
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    Depends if I'm holding a weapon or not.

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    I guess it would be dependent on whether or not I think I could take whatever was causing the fight or flight response. A grizzly bear, I'd run, (or play dead? idk) a black bear, maybe I'd try to GO FOR IT"S EYES.

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    Avoid fighting if there is any way I can but go mental on ya ass if I have to.

    *hopes she never has to*

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    Assuming that there are no other options (negotiation??)...

    Flight is the option with the least amount of repercussions in most scenarios.

    Now if you are in Africa and you have a gun and a lion starts after you, you're obviously going to 'fight' in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGirl View Post
    What are you most likely to do?

    What situations are better suited for flight?
    Flight is better when the reward does not clearly outweigh the risk.
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    When it comes to fists, flight is the better thing to do. This is true throughout the animal kingdom and fighting is often the last resort. It is plain foolishness to fight as you never know what the other person is capable of. Except when you are protecting your home or your family, then the last resort is all that is left.

    In terms of verbal attack, then I would say it's best to fight and stand up for yourself. In that situation though it is worth remembering the best response can be no response.

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    No negotiate option?
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    My natural mode is avoidance (flight).

    Now I'm getting old and lazy and sometimes find it uses less energy to just slap someone between the eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lithium View Post
    When it comes to fists, flight is the better thing to do. This is true throughout the animal kingdom and fighting is often the last resort. It is plain foolishness to fight as you never know what the other person is capable of.
    Strategically, in a situation where you do not know the capabilities or motivations of your enemy (or even if they actually ARE an enemy), it's often wise to avoid / circumvent the conflict until you understand better who and what you are dealing with.

    The better you know your opponent or the parameters of the situation, as well as your own capabilities and limits, the more useful confrontation can become.

    If your opponent is relentless in his/her pursuit, flight will only exhaust you and you will have less resources by the time you fight. Sometimes it's best to choose to engage, especially if you can choose the time and manner of it.

    In terms of verbal attack, then I would say it's best to fight and stand up for yourself.
    How do you know a verbal attack won't move into worse territory, though, if you choose to fight early on?

    In that situation though it is worth remembering the best response can be no response.
    Definitely. if you gauge that words will not change anything and will probably only provoke further enmity, it makes sense to just listen, then leave.

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