How Helpful Is Being Angry When In A Fight?
I don't have a scenario to ponder per se other than the weighing out of the perpective that anger can either add or detract from a fight.
On one side of the coin, I can see where being angry clouds your judgement and thinking so a clear thinking adversary may easily frustrate you and make you pay dear for your mistakes that you make out of cloudy thinking. On the other side of the coin, I can see the motivation and determination that anger can lend to a fight. There's a lot to be said for the determination of someone intent to either do harm or fend off danger. I do not believe that I would fight with near the intensity if I'm fighting for something in which I'm not invested. I think that this may be one aspect that makes a LEOs job so difficult. He, for example, may have to subdue an angry patron of a domestic assault and other than being motivated to keep himself from getting hurt, he has no real drive to over come his adversary. The angry husband or whomever he may be, is full of anger and determination and has that much more will to overcome someone trying to prevent him from achieving any kind of objectives he may have.
What are your thoughts? Does anger help or hinder you in a fight? If you had to be involved in a fight to defend yourself, would you want the fuel of anger to feed off of or would you want the calm and clear mind that is capable of tactical thinking?
Do you know of any specific examples where you saw anger helping a fight and or a clear example where being angry hindered a fight?
Thanks for your contributions,