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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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Here is a situation:

Let's say something makes you furiously angry to the point that you'll verbally attack anyone who simply talks to you. You decide to walk to get some fresh air and clear your head from all the anger but it isn't working. Then suddenly a serial killer points a loaded gun at you with the strong intent to kill. Do you stay angry because you're still pissed off over what happened earlier and to have a serial killer pointing a gun in your face? Or do you get scared because your about to die? Choose wisely.

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Sounds cliched I guess, but I'd probably be more shocked than anything. I'd be dead before the realization that I was going to die even fully sank in. The same kind of thing that you normally see in anime, where the protagonist's thought process goes something like "Wait. What? This is something that can happen?"
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Fear, then the primal urge to fight for my life washes over me. What happens next is a roll of the dice. Since it's a serial killer, though, there's a pretty good chance that he won't shoot me outright, which gives me a shot at fighting him. Would he overpower? Did he make the mistake of assuming I'm physically weak? Does he expect victims to fight back? Is he totally reliant upon the gun? Does his finger slip as I try and knock his arm away, killing me? Is his finger even on the trigger? Is he a coward? These sort of questions come into play now.

This has the makings of a good thriller. My head is currently filled with flashbacks of books written by Iris Johanson, Mariah Stewart, Lisa Gardner, Patricia Cornwell, etc...
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Guess it all depends on the person, and whether they're more prone to fight-or-flight. You could be angry enough to do some serious damage to someone or something and still turn tail and run in a situation like that, depending on how your brain is wired. I'd probably attack them, though it's hard to say that for certain given that I've never been in the situation, but..

There was one night where I was taking the bus home from work and I'd had a particularly crappy shift and wasn't in the best mood. The walk home was about 20 minutes long and it was pretty late, given that I used to finish shifts at that job at midnight. Anyhow, the walk was uneventful and I was starting to unwind when three people came walking by in the opposite direction, a couple (presumably, since they were holding hands) and their friend (who looked like he was out on a weekend pass from an institution for the criminally insane). He asked if I had a cigarette (I don't smoke), and when I told him as much, he just stood there staring at my pockets, particularly the one with the wallet bulge in it. It didn't take much to see where his thoughts were headed, and I suddenly got taken by an extremely strong bout of anger. I didn't say anything, just stood there staring back at him, but I had already taken my keys out of my pocket when I saw them approach and had the largest key set between index and middle finger in case I had to throw a punch. Anyways. His friends saw what was going on and told him to just come on and quit bugging me, which he did. Had they not been there, who knows how it would have played out. He was a hell of a lot bigger than me and didn't look all there, but I was furious at the thought of someone taking my things, which I'd paid for, away from me just because they could.

So going back to your question, I can only guess that I'd get angry and try to fight them. My father in law and wife have taught me a bit about guns, and moving to the side and rushing a person can surprisingly disorient and reduce the attacker's sense of aim, even at relatively close range (unless it's like, point blank).
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Following up, this image seems fitting. As with all situations, I relate to the cat.
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aeb0717 wrote:

Fear, then the primal urge to fight for my life washes over me. What happens next is a roll of the dice. Since it's a serial killer, though, there's a pretty good chance that he won't shoot me outright, which gives me a shot at fighting him. Would he overpower? Did he make the mistake of assuming I'm physically weak? Does he expect victims to fight back? Is he totally reliant upon the gun? Does his finger slip as I try and knock his arm away, killing me? Is his finger even on the trigger? Is he a coward? These sort of questions come into play now.

This has the makings of a good thriller. My head is currently filled with flashbacks of books written by Iris Johanson, Mariah Stewart, Lisa Gardner, Patricia Cornwell, etc...


Good story telling.
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anger will probably rule over and get me killed lol
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I may have the emotional depth of a teaspoon but even I can be both angry and frightened at the same time.

For example, my dog and I were attacked by a pitbull while we were on a walk years ago. I was frightened because it came out of nowhere, latched onto my dog, she was screaming and I could see blood. I was also angry enough that if the owner hadn't arrived as quickly as he had I'd have attempted to kill it to get it off her. Nobody hurts my dog.
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i Think the adrenaline would rush through my body and it would be a "fight or flight" situations. I am a bit of a pussy so i think i would run away but if i was super angry that day i would attack him xD the you can say it was self defence after you kill him
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That will just add more to my anger.
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stars201 wrote:

That will just add more to my anger.


I doubt the serial killer cares about your anger.
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I doubt the serial killer cares about your anger.




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i get scary
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I'll be scared and angry
It's likely that only one of us is comin' out of this assuming I don't beat them unconscious in a blind rage and then stop.
I'll probably just die. Oh well. Nothin' I coulda done about it if I did end up killed.
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