If you have been following along with the videos and blog posts, you would see that we have talked about 2 out of the 3 limbic brain responses to threats. We have just found out that the freeze response didn’t evade the threat or danger by limiting detection and the flight response was unsuccessful at “distancing” ourselves from the altercation. Luckily, we have 1 more defensive response left and that is the fight response.
The fight response is the limbic brain’s final tactic for survival through aggression. This response shows up in ways other than just punching or biting. Some other things to look out for before an altercation would be: eye blocking, clenched fists, clenched fists with arms crossed, heightened tone, narrow eyes, snarl look, and a red face. You may have noticed that body language can be presented in a very aggressive manner. Men typically use aggression (fight) type responses, while women tend to flee (flight) or defuse the situation.
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