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Fight, Flight, Freeze (FFF) reactions

stevie_sloth

stevie_sloth

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They say there is a fourth F response too:

The fawn response involves immediately moving to try to please a person to avoid any conflict. This is often a response developed in childhood trauma, where a parent or a significant authority figure is the abuser.

My responses with people I don't care about is fight.

My responses with people I do care about are eithee freeze or fawn. Occasionally fight. Never flight.
 
jajingna

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Another F response (this is getting confusing):

"Fold (full dorsal vagal shutdown)

When the fold response is activated, you have exited sympathetic mode and entered complete dorsal vagal shutdown. You are no longer looking for ways to survive (fight or flight) and instead enter a state of physical and emotional collapse.

In this state of overwhelm, you may experience absent-mindedness, dissociation, and depersonalization. In extreme cases, you may even pass out or lose consciousness."
 

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