Fight is an Act of Self-preservation
It is a fear state where you confront the threat to stand up and assert yourself.
- Solid boundaries
Flight response corresponds with avoidant behavior.
You are discerning in stressful situations and disengage within limits
- Overly Busy
Freeze is the equivalent of temporary paralysis and disconnecting with your body to prevent further stress.
You slow down and appraise the situation to determine next steps.
- Literally freezing, feeling spaced out or detached from reality
- Emotional numbness
Fawning is about people-pleasing and engaging in pacifying behaviors.
- Foregoing boundaries
- Overly apologetic
- You can’t express how you feel