I am worried about my response to fear. I understand that everyone has something they are afraid of (heights, bugs, etc.) but i am worried about my response. I like to think i stay calm in a serious situation, but a recent experience has caused me to think otherwise. while walking through a parking lot with two friends, a friend of mine was hit in the back of the head. i turned and saw three people standing there, one holding a bat. My friend immediately responded by running towards the three attackers (who for some reason ran away) and chased them a good block. While all this happened i found myself just standing there. Whether i was afraid, unable to comprehend what just happened, or both, it took what seemed like 5 seconds before it occurred to me to help my friend up, make sure he was okay, and then run to help my other friend who had chased the three by himself. i am particularly worried about how i will respond in future life or death/dangerous situations. will i freeze again? was my response normal? will i be able to process what is happening fast enough to intervene next time? thoughts and comments would be appreciated, thanks.