I will be the first to admit that I may not be the most fearless person out there, especially when it comes to addressing change or opening myself up to people I meet, but when it comes to taking charge or control of situations, I generally am able to stare down fear in the face and come out on top. I can, for example, be the most calm person in an emergency. I don’t buckle in fear when faced with danger, and in fact, can be the one to solve the problem. I’d prolly be the first to sky dive off of a plane too, if given the opportunity. That kind of challenges that many people fear, I love.
I guess my point is that for the most part, I can be level headed and in control, boxing up my feelings at least during tense situations, even if I feel somewhat anxious or antsy about things. While people panic, I am able to allow the fear to pass before dealing with my feelings about the situation bursting out in tears. So when people would describe how they felt frozen with fear during a tense situation, whether or not there was a clear or imminent threat, I could never understand it.
Well, until today, that is.