Dr Reid, "it sounds like you're saying having a purpose takes the edge off the anxiety"
Reid asks if it is bad to be shy? Gunman says yeah
Reid asking gunman to imagine worst possible social interaction.
How does a confrontation get from a fight to being over? "It just ends"
How does it end? "uh.
So the worst thing that could happen is the other person would feel offended? "Yeah"
Dr Reid asks gunman to elaborate on the fears
"Fear is its own emotion"
What happens physiologically during fear? Gunman explains fight or flight response
Gunman says he describes himself as freezing, which is not fight or flight
Gunman says he usually wants to flee and "do escapist things"
Have you ever done the fight part? Gunman says little "scruffs" as a kid
Dr Reid asks how many fights gunman was in with blows? 2-3
Did you ever get beaten up? No. Did you run away from the fight? No. Did anyone run away from you? No
Dr Reid returns to verbal altercation. How does gunman respond? "I usually just don't say anything"
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"There's a lot of verbal attackers in jail... I usually just ignore them" gunman says
Reid asks for examples: "They say like, 'baby killer' stuff"
do you have contact with other inmates? Nope
Gunman describes how they lock down hallways to move him
Then how do they know it is you to yell at you? Gunman clarifies the cleaning trustees do the yelling
@Suzi: I'm trying to stay on focus for my notes. But there's a whole slideshow at that link. If there's time, I'll explain more later
Dr Reid asks if there's a difference between freezing and ignoring
Gunman says freezing is "kind of a mental block"
Gunman mentions lab presentations, discussion groups. Reid asks what that was like.
Gunman says he'd still freeze up, sometimes, even though he knew the people in his neuroscience class. Maybe 50% of the time
When the freezing is at the worst, do you say anything? "I try to give the first respnose available"