It may be expressed as LEAVE ME ALONE. It may be expressed as DON’T HURT ME. It may be expressed as HOW DARE YOU. It may be expressed as I WANT TO GO HOME. It may be expressed as NOT THIS TIME or NEVER AGAIN. It may not be expressed by anything but action—a silent scream of indignant rage as Good advances to fight Evil. It may be driven by fear or anger or both at the same time. It may be carefully considered, or it may be instinctual.
What it is, is the mindset of anyone who has been attacked and forced to counter-attack in order to survive. It is the attitude taken on the instant one realizes that it really is ‘FIGHT OR DIE’. It is the ultimate in task-orientation and fixation with one goal:
SURVIVE AND WIN.