When The Drunk Monkey is playing the role of The Protector it identifies potential threats and avoids them or protects you against them. The Protector spends its time scouting out potential danger. It keeps you ready for anything and never allows you to be fully relaxed.
The Protector assumes that most everything is a threat. The guy who took your parking spot, your kids not getting good grades, your boss being in a bad mood, clients not taking your advice, losing money, the list goes on and on. Yet, when we really examine it, there really is no need to protect against these things. So, why is The Protector on high alert, ready to react/attack when things like this occur?
Notice this sucker in action. Notice how the littlest thing causes your biology to react. Once you start seeing it in action, you can start taking steps to loosen its grip.