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Fight, Flight, or Freeze

I don't know about you, but I only learned about fight or flight in school. They taught that your body had only two normal responses to a stressful stimulus: fight it or run away.
In recent years, I've heard a lot more about the third response: freezing. I think we've done a lot of harm by labeling the first two normal and neglecting the third option altogether. Especially when, in the most stressful times, freezing seems to be the most common of any of the responses. Sometimes, a person's body can freeze and remain completely immobile. Other times, it freezes briefly to[...]