What is another word for knee-jerk?

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[ nˈiːd͡ʒˈɜːk], [ nˈiːd‍ʒˈɜːk], [ n_ˈiː_dʒ_ˈɜː_k]

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knee-jerk reactions are often a result of fear or insecurity. They are a way to deal with situations quickly without considering the consequences. When we react hastily, we may make poor decisions that could have long-term consequences.

The knee-jerk reaction may be to lash out at the person or thing that makes us feel threatened. We may overreact or voice our opinions before we've had a chance to think about what we're saying. We may even accuse the person or thing of something that they didn't do.

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