The other day I was in a semi-hostile situation that reminded me of the effect of adrenaline pumping through my system. A possible fight is in it's verbal stage is the best time to diffuse the fight before it even gets started. I've had good results with just talking people back down to a calm state, but the adrenaline really makes it hard sometimes. When adrenaline kicks in for me, the main things that bother me is the shaking legs and the dullness of wit. In my personal experience, humbling yourself and talking to the attacker as if he were a friend can usually calm the situation. Showing fear can ruin this tactic, so having my entire body trembling because of the adrenaline can be a problem. Not to mention that saying the right things can become hard in the fight-or-flight process. My main point here is how can you train yourself to handle the adrenaline to remain calm in the situation. I have read that the U.S. Navy Seals try to simulate the feeling of adrenaline by using sleep deprevation and extreme cold temperatures together while training in an attempt to get the trainee de-sensitized to the feeling. I, of course, have no intention of doing any training like that. I was just wondering if anybody had any ideas as to other ways to stimulate the adrenaline rush feeling (aside from going out and starting fights) in order to become more used to it. Thanks!