The high resistance to physical pain is frequently weakened by a low tolerance for anxiety and frustration.
We all do the best we can with the resources at our disposal.
For example, if a group of people have more resistance to physical pain patience to convince voters that they are the best option, will be devoted to taking power by force, be revolutionary, they will try to come to power by using arms and not by popular vote.
Those who opt for armed struggle need to have high resistance to physical pain because, as a rule, must live in hiding, suffering tremendous hardship and deprivation, but especially one who falls into the hands of the army that protects democratic institutions I want to destroy the rebels, will be subjected to terrible tortures, inclusive, may cause death.
This resistance to pain and torture are part of an exclusive profile (compulsory), because the motives of torture are two: extracting information that allows the Army formally capture the rest of the insurgents and as punishment for intent to kill the military government.
This second condition, the cruel punishment to be captured, also has cause for justification, between those who want to take power using military methodology, a drastic selection very difficult to achieve.
Since few people that has such high resistance to physical pain, it is very unlikely that they will join a number of fighters willing to suffer the likely punishment.
Observe also that physical strength (resistance to pain), demonstrating the guerrillas is compensated by the psychic weakness (anxiety, low frustration tolerance), preventing them face the slow, uncertain and frustrating electoral process.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): Resistencia al dolor y a la ansiedad.
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