I try to decide the meaning of my fear......if I am afraid of rejection, or failure or discomfort, then I will know that I need to take action.
My process has been learned.....I missed many an opportunity when I was younger because I was afraid to act. I've learned that I feel poorly when I am passive and feel so much better about myself when I am willing to act in spite of my fear.
To answer your question: I would guess that fearful people act on their fears without sorting or examining their feelings....almost like a default setting that rarely gets overridden.
Are you sure is everyone .You know what , old sport .I crave for the day when i'l find someone brave.