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This is a discussion on Physical response to confrontation? within the ISTJ Forum - The Duty Fulfillers forums, part of the SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers category; Originally Posted by Shauna Rae Sorta off-topic, but isn't it fun surprising people who think they know you? I am ...
I have felt something similar to what you described, though no-where near the same level. When my ex would get upset over something, i too would start getting wound up with an increased heart-rate, but my mind has always kicked in and takes over.
Ooh, correction -- i have done the anxiety thing you described, is only a vague memory, but i felt like there was a real significant threat of harm towards me, whether the threat actually existed or not i don't know. I don't think I've been placed in a similar situation since.
Oh wait....just read your first post. Crying is a type of physical response. Okay...so maybe I did. But only in front of my family members, not friends. lol....
I am a completely non-violent person (and E9), so I've never felt this confrontational adrenaline rush. However, I heard once that each person is either built for fight or flight. If you are built for fighting, you will feel increased adrenaline rush and sensation in your arms during an altercation, but if you are built for flight, the sensation will dominate your legs. Interesting concept.
well intimidation is a powerful hting. i remember once at work i was closing down my section an hour early, as instructed, when a manager from another department walked up behind me and screamed "SO YOU ALWAYS CLOSE THIS FUCKING EARLY" i jumped about four feet and stumbled to find a response. when startled my reactions are usually very volatile. one of my teachers, to display how threats could constitute assault, started screaming in my face and i jumbed far to the let and he told my my response was very good. when CONFRONTED, like when my retard supervisor burns her hand on the wrapping machine because the giant light they put on it to show when its on is not visible enough, depending on how I view the situation, i usually go pokerface and use my fuck you tone. if im being confronted for a legitimate reason then i have to actually consider the other persons argument. when actualy attacked i escape if possible, otherwise, fight to win.
I usually keep my words very measured, even if confronted. However, my fair skin is the tell; if I'm angry, upset, etc., my skin from my face, neck, and clear down to my chest will turn BRIGHT RED and there's nothing I can do to stop it. I had a client come in here the day before yesterday full of piss and vinegar and although my words were calm, my skin tone told another story. It was obvious to anyone that I was angry; the client came back in yesterday and apologized (because it was obvious to her I was angry). I didn't really care if she came back in and/or apologized or not; however, I wish there was some way I could make myself get less red. Maybe I should get a tan or something. ........... on second thought, I'll pass - don't want skin cancer.