The Phreaking Spectrum

How do you react to a heartbreaking, disturbing, disquieting, challenging, threatening, or inflammatory situation? It occurs to me that there is a spectrum of possible responses. Can you identify where you lie along this axis when confronting a difficult or troubling situation?

Phight, Phlight, Phreeze, Phuss,
Phlame, Phume, Phry, Phumigate,
Phoam, Phloat, Phocus, Phunction,
Phaze, Phoenix Pheather

Do you know which neuropeptides -- which 'Molecules of Emotion' -- are implicated in each response? What are the roles of Adrenalin, Bombesin, Gastrin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, Endorphins, and Erasin in the various responses along the Phreaking Spectrum?

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