Fight or Flight

Work became suddenly stressful today.

I noticed that one of my coworkers seemed to respond to the stress by taking command and using authority to get things done.

I noticed that my response was more along the lines of detachment and withdrawal, especially when it came to questioning and pushing back against some of the commands and references to authority.

Thinking about it afterwards, I was thinking if this was along the lines of the fight or flight response.

It’s a good reminder that I’m not the only one who’s feeling the pressure. It’s also a good reminder that this is what my autopilot looks like and how quickly it comes up.

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