What in the world is going on in their brains that says to them, “Wow, let’s do this. So fun!”
It’s the thrill-seeking dynamics of their brain. They interpret danger in ways that activate their reward systems.
Yes, the thrill of danger equals reward. This dynamic is counter-intuitive.
Typically, dopamine dumps in response to threat and allows you to fight, flee or freeze but, in some people, threat is seen as a reward.
Many of us like a slight fright, but it’s usually in very controlled circumstances that reduce the actual chance of fear.
If you’re not wired for this kind of high-flying reward, don’t be ashamed. Blame it on your brain!
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