Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn: Responses to Stressful Situations

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Jan 9, 2023 • 4 min read

When you experience traumatic events or uncomfortable triggers, it’s common to go into some form of survival mode. Each person might respond to these circumstances in unique ways, but the fight, flight, freeze, and fawn responses are by far the most common. Learn more about these intuitive reactions to both real and perceived threats.