When I first came across the idea of fight or flight response built-in our body, it was a big eye-opener for me. I will never forget, but this idea opened me up to the fact that I might come to the point that I start to believe that one day possibly I can overcome a decade long panic disorder hell in my life.
Today as I’m writing the fight or flight response self-help test for you, I have no more panic attacks. And I couldn’t be more grateful for the fact that I could overcome 15 years of panic. I wish you the best of luck with your test.
The self-test below it is easy to use.
The big numbered title gives some idea about one of the fight-or-flight response experience. If you tap or click on the “Explanation” button, you can see some explanation indeed appears to the question to the left. After you selected the one you can resonate the most that could help you to get better understanding one aspect of the fight-or-flight response.
❶ What does it mean when something is physiological?
With regards to the meaning of when something is physiological.
Have you ever noticed your skin physiology to change due to stress?
➋ How fight-or-flight response related to the physiological reaction?
According to the above-explained physiological reaction: have you ever noticed any bodily response to a threat? Like palpitations, for instance, as a reaction to a fear.
❸ If animals biologically prepared to fight or flight, how does the same biological response manifests in our life to threat?
Do you remember the time when you ever experienced a dangerous situation in which you were mentally, emotionally unease, and were thinking whether to stay or run?
❹ Could a mother truly lift a car to save her child?
Have you ever experienced a superpower came out of nowhere just by thinking about it, for example, right before the finishing line?
❺ Remember any of the symptoms of a typical fight or flight response?
Throughout intense fear you have experienced, do you remember any of the physical effects?
➏ Have you seen Derren Brown: Sacrifice on Netflix?
Do you think we are conditioning ourselves originally to respond with fight or flight on danger? Remember that alarm sound from Derren Brown: Sacrifice Netflix show?
➐ What was it last time that triggered a fight or flight response in you?
What triggered last time your fight or flight response? A sudden sound or was there something you saw? A consequence of a thought process? What triggered you last time?
➑ We are not the same sensitive to experiencing fight or flight response.
Do you think your body is highly sensitive to experiencing fight or flight response?
➒ How do you respond most? Fight or flight?
How do you usually react to a threat? Fight? Or flight?
If you made this far, you probably have a fresh idea about the body reaction of threat. It’s good to know about the fact that we have a biologically built-in system that is here for preparing us to run if needed in a fraction of a second.
To me, it’s so fascinating that this system is so fast that it even overrides the thinking process. Can you imagine? If we only would rely on to think about whether to fight or flight, it would have been most of the time too late. It’s a perfect built-in system in our body.
Anxiety or other mental illnesses can trigger, on the other hand, the fight or flight response as we tend to perceive life-threatening danger (much much) more often.
Start a discussion with yourself to understand more thoroughly how the fight or flight response works to understand your panic or anxiety better. It’s right for you because the more you know your mental difficulties, the better chance you can gain to overcome it.
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