The flight response in the modern world is actually easier to spot they you would first guess. In this blog, I’ll help you understand, or further understand the meaning behind our flight response and how to read flight response type signals.
In one of my previous posts, I talk about the first of three types of limbic responses, the freeze response. After our brains have taken a moment to analyze and assess the situation, the next or second limbic response comes into play.
This second response is called the flight response. The flight response kicks in when freezing is not enough to eliminate the present danger or threat. We have all seen videos of prey running from their predators, but have you noticed that before the flight is a sudden freeze response? Many of thousands of years ago we used flight in obvious ways to escape danger, but now our flight responses are a little more subtle.
Even though the way we express our flight response has changed, the meaning behind those subtle and sometimes obvious non-verbal cues, have remained the same. For example, if we’re around someone who we dislike or feel threatened by, we’re not going to simply run away from that person. Instead, we may distance ourselves, lean away from that person, set up barriers, or even shield our eyes.
When you fully understand all of the types of flight responses people give in response to danger or someone they dislike, you can start to figure out someones true intent, or feelings towards you or a certain situation. Understanding the limbic brain is powerful because, again, it sub-consciously controls our body language.
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