Fear in the body.

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Fear in the body.

Post by sooz »

If you are afraid of something, what part of your body shows that you are scared? I tend to shake uncontrollably and my heart races 'ten to the dozen' what causes my body to behave like this?

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Adrenalin.....your body is preparing to 'fight or flight'. Our programmed response to a perceived threat.

A perfectly normal reaction..
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I get cold and start to sweat my, stomach cramps and my throat closes.
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Post by meadow »

my face goes white and my hands tend to shake.
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Post by pilvikki »

i break out in a sweat. that's about as scared as i've gotten.
Somebody's boring me. I think it's me.

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Post by Sarah »

I grab my neck whenever I'm afraid... I started doing it when I became afraid of snakes because the sight of them around someone's neck is what scares me most, and now it's my reflex whenever anything scares me.
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Post by pilvikki »

i hate reading wiki, it's too confusing with its reinbow of colours, i get so distracted that i lose the plot at the latest in the second paragraph.

one thing i'm puzzled about, you know how sometimes a person freezes completely when frightened. it this not counter productive and self-limiting behaviour?

if i suddenly see a car careening towards me, should i not be leaping out of its way?

parhaps an animal may lose interest to a still target, but what are the odds and why is there no automatic reaction to varied stimuli?
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sooz

Post by sooz »

pilvikki wrote:
if i suddenly see a car careening towards me, should i not be leaping out of its way?
I've often wondered about this, why do we freeze when our first instinct should be to jump the hell out its path :confused: :?:

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because it is big and comming fast and some stupid instinct tells us that "if it doesn´t see us it will go right by"
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