Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Fawn

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The 'Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Fawn response is a physiological Defence Mechanisms autonomically deployed by the Physical Unit when it perceives a harmful event, attack, or threat to its survival. When the Bodily Ego perceives a threat, when it experiences fear, it may fight to put the threat down, flee from the threat, freeze (become silent, try to slip into the background to avoid detection), or fawn (try to please whoever is triggering the response)[1]

List of Defense Mechanisms

Defence Mechanisms > Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Fawn, Informational Positioning

Related Terms

Defense Mechanisms > Connection Pathology, Ego, Ego Threat, Physical Unit, Psychological Defence Mechanisms

Notes

Additional Reading

For an excellent overview,read [Marschall, Amy. “The Four Fear Responses: Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fawn.” Verywell Mind, 2021. https://www.verywellmind.com/the-four-fear-responses-fight-flight-freeze-and-fawn-5205083. "The Four Fear Responses."]


Footnotes

  1. Marschall, Amy. “The Four Fear Responses: Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fawn.” Verywell Mind, 2021. https://www.verywellmind.com/the-four-fear-responses-fight-flight-freeze-and-fawn-5205083.