i contemplate the situation so long that it passes me by.
most of the time i think then react, it took a long time to get to that place but sometimes if to much is going on and all the wrong buttons are pushed i might react then think. As you live you learn, no ones prefect.
I do both.
It depends if I've snapped or not. I have a very violent temper and if I'm provoked enough, I will react then think later. But then, who really does think just before they're about to lose it?
I don't know how to react without thinking. I mean, you need a brain to process what just happened and then tell your body what to do about it. It's impossible to react without thinking. I don't know how some people do it, yet many people that I know do.
When you are young, you react and then think, but when you get older... you realize that emotions play too much of a role in that type of thinking. Now that I am older, I most often think before I react. Key word: "Most often"... We are all human, you know. I am 33 yrs old now.
My mom who is 70 yrs old lives with my family, so I kind of have a good idea. Even at her age I think she reacts before she thinks.