fawn trauma response

Fawning is when a person behaves in a people pleasing way to avoid conflict. In other words, people pleasing can be the result of some kind of trauma, so when faced with trauma, fawning serves as a coping mechanism. By developing a "fawn trauma response", trauma survivors attempt to avoid conflict by pleasing their abuser.

See also : gaslighting  snowflake  
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