Originally posted by Krept in another thread, and maybe I am wrong but I think Krept was referring to how some people get upset by Andy/223Fan/ GunKid, et al, or et al all rolled into one! Well whatever, the quoted words got me to thinking that how people react to small stressors is not necessarily the same manner in which they will react to larger scale STHF and, or more dangerous situations.some people seem to be upset easily by written words
guess it's easier to stay centered in the midst of real aggression?
I for one believe it is easier to stay in control during a dangerously aggressive situation or during a SHTF scenario than it is to stay centered, as you say, in a written thread with certain people who are consistently derogatory. I find this to be true generally speaking across the board for the great majority of people who have handled themselves well during SHTF scenarios. I speak from experience in this regard, but can only speak from experience for myself and for the others whom I have witnessed regarding the same. I base my across the board type of finding because of the numbers of other people whom I have witnessed in both high stress situations and during verbal tauntings. I have witnessed quite a few hundred people who were operating at high stress levels, and they were able to do so well in very dangerous situations; however the great majority of them would often lose it during both verbal/written put down or pestering confrontations that were mild in comparison.
Seems to be a fact of life: when it comes to taunting, most everyone's :hot: fuse can be lit once you figure how. That goes for even they among us who pride themselves for never losing their tempers - there is always something that can light it pretty quickly among the arsenal of the skilled :nyah: taunter. To reach that level usually does not take too long with anyone for a very skilled ball buster, taunter or insulter. If not so skilled then constantly repeated taunts, aggressive talk, put downs, etc. will usually do the trick if the taunting party is persistent enough. When such becomes constant or almost constant, it often causes the receiver of these jabs to become irritated enough to retaliate in a like manner or even in an elevated manner. Not much to it really, just a normal reaction to aggression even if the aggression is only in the form of taunts or other irritating verbal or written exchanges.
The thing is though, the same person who may be easily brought into bad humor or to bad temper by such taunts, may also be the person who becomes steely in his/her determination to reach :grabbit: out and take hold of the situation during SHTF scenarios. The reasoning behind this is not known to me but I suspect that, in many cases (but certainly not all cases), it may have to do with people who are the survivors of psychologically and or physically traumatic events. These type of people are often very easy to irritate by way of verbal confrontation and are often those who are considered 'high strung' (even or maybe especially when it is not realized that they are trauma survivors); yet they can be depended upon, to act appropriately, in truly dangerous situations and often wind up working in jobs where the dangerous situations repeat themselves on a fairly regular basis. I think this probably about equally also applies to people who have not been badly traumatized, but it is more evident in them because more of them have been studied than have people with non-traumatic experiences but yet who react likewise along these lines.
Hey Krept, Thanks for the idea for a new thread.