First off, there's no shame in being a flight person if that's indeed who you are. It's a very natural, very rational reaction.
With that said, I'll repeat the title question: In fight-or-flight situations, are you more likely to fight or to flight?
Take, for example, active shooter scenarios (which we're all too familiar with, sadly). I know it's incredibly difficult to know with certainty how you'd react, so just give your best guess. Do you think you'd be more likely to try and hide (flight), or would you charge and fight? Also, tell me this: do you think your choice of response is better/smarter than the other?
A personal anecdote: I recently had a little experience at the grocery store (this is where almost all interesting things happen to me LOL) where a mentally ill person walked into the store and immediately began shouting, threatening, and scaring customers. One woman thought that she saw a knife carried on the man's belt, and it freaked some people out (especially given recent events -- San Bernardino is like 45 minutes from here). Anyway, I didn't play the part of hero or something as the situation got dissolved by store employees, but my natural reaction was to start walking towards the guy when I realized people were scared of him. I just felt an adrenaline spike and before I knew it I was headed over to try and diffuse it if it turned ugly.
I know this is just one small, fairly innocent example, but my reaction kind of surprised me.
Anyway, enough about that. How would YOU react? And do you think your way of reacting is the better/smarter way?
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"fight" and I hate these kinds of questions in the USA. Cuz I'm sure that we can all agree that the "laws" are so fucking stupid at times, right? Because while you may save ___'s life in an ideal situation, you may fuck around and be put in prison for it LIKE WHAT FUCK... So sometimes I think that the best thing to do is to "mind your own goddamn business" and let things play out on their own.
Naw if I'm going to be jumped, shot at or saw that somebody had a gun while I was unarmed I'm going to #flight.
But if I'm armed + I saw some idiot with a knife or some dude like "Elliot Rodgers" riding around doing drive-by shooting I'd OFF em with no hesitation #ItWouldBeMyHonor