Something are an automatic reaction you"re thirst you get a drink, you"re hungry you eat a snack, you"re tired you take a nap, etc. There are times when the solution leads to more of a problem though. The skin becomes irritated and itchy so they scratch it. That scratch can lead to a rash or germs infecting the chicken pox more while only leads to more itchiness and a vicious cycle of the problem and solution reoccurring. Flight strategies: hiding/escaping you hide or escape from people, places, situations, or activities that tend to give rise to uncomfortable thoughts or feelings. For example, you drop out of a course or cancel a social event in order to avoid feelings of anxiety: distraction you distract yourself from unwanted thoughts and feelings by focusing on something else. For example, you"re feeling bored or anxious, so you smoke a cigarette or eat some ice cream or go shopping.