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I Am A Recovering Type A Personality

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 4 People

    Feeling So Much Better

    Well, I have been exercising regularly, sleeping a bit more, and finding time to relax. I have found that I am actually a better listener now. I enjoy myself when I am doing nothing. My outlook on life is much better. I always had a constant fear that everything would fall...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 25, 2012

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    The Root Of The Problem

    I have been reviewing and analyzing my life enough to uncover the root of my driving personality. I understand that I have made good and faithful efforts to be a good husband, provider, father, and child to my parents. But, the people in my lives have caused me enormous...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    Hurriedness

    One of the aspects that is so hard to shake in being a type A personality is being hurried. It is an internal "hurry" in which one doesn't allow oneself to sit back and enjoy the finer things in life. I notice when I shoot basketball with my son, I keep having a feeling that...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2011

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    Recovery

    I have been researching the Type A subject in my free time. It is really scary seeing all of the damage stress can do to your heart, brain, and your general health. I am feeling a great deal of regret over my life choices. I see that most type A become that way in reaction to...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    Losing The Type A

    A few years back, I was really forced to examine my life. I was in my late 30's and began suffering from anxiety attacks and chest pains. I am not one to go to a doctor unless I am dying, so I really took a look at my life. I had a family, but I was lonely. I worked my *** off...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2011

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    Having Fun

    So, I am taking a week off from work. It has been great so far. I have been relaxing, reading, and working on some writing. I am not pressuring myself to get anything done. Usually, I would psyche myself up when I took time off. I worked like a mad man to get everything done...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skull

    Around 10:00 tonight, my youngest son asked me to watch Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull with him. Over the years, I have always been so absorbed with work or pleasing my wife that I would not have done this. With my change, I took the time to watch it. I didn't work on my...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Strife

    Since I am the only member of this group, I will just make a new story every so often. I guess type A's have trouble admitting that they have a problem, like most people. I know from my reading of the Bible that Jesus covers the subject of strife. I think type A personalities...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    biker2bfemmed biker2bfemmed 51-55, M Nov 22

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    Your personality type: "Dreamy Idealist" Quiet, reflective and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Hmmm...usually I am considered an Idealist, esp with the Myers-Briggs testing (INFJ/P). Interesting! Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 3

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    Here's what you need to know about me. "The INTP personality type is fairly rare, making up only three percent of the population, which is definitely a good thing for them, as...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    I'm ENFP The ENFP personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike Explorers, they are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of...
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    Your personality type: "Reliable Realist" Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible and dependable. Well-developed powers of...
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M Nov 21

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    I saw a friend take this so thought I would too.....I think I'm in the wrong career.....lol Your personality type: "Engaged Idealist" Popular and sensitive, with outstanding...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable...
    sunshinegirl76 sunshinegirl76 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    personality type: "Sensitive Doer" Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Do not like conflict and not likely to do things which may generate conflict. Loyal and faithful. Extremely...
    BeverlyPills BeverlyPills 16-17, F Dec 6

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    A true friend I met on EP (thanks you) sent me this Clifton StrengthsFinder test for free. I now know what my dominate abilities are capable of and also what I needed to STOP doing...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Your personality type: "Independent Thinker" Independent, original, analytical and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value...
    Mentoholic Mentoholic 13-15 2 days ago

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    It's almost spot on. I'm just not usually lost in thought. I'm absent minded because I don't sleep. That and I don't work on life-changing theories. XD "Portrait of an INTP...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I haven't self harmed for 3 years and I'm still recovering from my past..
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    The Gift He hands me a package wrapped in silver paper with a hot pink bow on top. The box is square and thin, with a little weight to it. He says nothing as he hands it to me and...
    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Stopped feeling soowihsydal. Before halloween. Still losing hope. But sad then mad then numb. Serenity gone. Health fading. License jeopardized. But mad not...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Is someone available to talk? Im recovering from abuse. Still. This is very difficult. I am goin thru suffering. lotta suffering.. :( help?
    amtired amtired 22-25 5 Responses Dec 1

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    I have been recovering from an ed for over half a year. I am getting worried because I've missed my period for a while year. What should I do?????
    comfortablynumb9 comfortablynumb9 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Having a person who loves you like you are the best, the most beautiful, the smartest and the most amazing girl in the world is something that can be bought. Yes, it is wonderful...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hi there! I've recently come out of an 8 year long relationship where I was constantly criticized, belittled and mocked. I didn't like it at all, his personality wasn't very nice...
    buttonthimbles buttonthimbles 22-25, F Nov 23

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    It took me years of searching, but I finally found it. The answer to pretty much everything wrong with me. Why I do what I do. It's beautiful. In an awful, you have a personality...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 23

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    I think I may have borderline personality disorder. It's a little hard to deal with. I know something is wrong with me and I don't want to live my life thinking that and not doing...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I happened to find a book in the bookstore about a year ago..."Borderline Personality Disorder for Dummies." I just opened it to read it some...and it was ME. Finally...something...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Well I have always had different sides to my personality...but didn't know until I was older...actually just recently...that I have Borderline Personality Disorder. I see things...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 7

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    Looks don't last for ever. Personality last for ever. This young generation is all about looks and I blame it on them watching way to much free **** on the net. The want a woman...
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 6 Responses Dec 11

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    You know, I've heard that expression about how some people can have intimidating looks or appearances but I've rarely ever heard of people being intimidated by one's personality. I...
    DaydreamerLegacy DaydreamerLegacy 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    They say Type I is the worst because of the psychosis. Well they also say I am type II. Yet when I was diagnosed it was still called manic depression and there was only one type. I...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Nov 29

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    I haven't posted in a while however I wanted to get something out. I seem to attract women that are amazing and beautiful and smart. Also some how have borderline personality...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 20

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    Anything can happen at any time or place where looks and physical attractions can be damaged or altered.I want to learn to except people for their inner beauty because when you...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Nov 21

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    its the best thing ever. As u all know I'm inlove with my bedt friend. I feel for his warm personality first. His looks are just a amazing bonus. :) I just hope someday if he...
    Justbeingmeok Justbeingmeok 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I was recently given a provisional diagnosis of Schizotypal Personality Disorder. It seems strange because I always felt there was something wrong. I have always had these stray...
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    If I only wanted to look at something, I'd buy a painting. But falling in love with someone's personality is not even a choice, it's a requirement. Love doesn't come from looks, it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 23

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    I was diagnosed not too long ago, and the therapist said he didn't feel qualified to see me. Not that it really matters, since I was laid off and lost my insurance. I haven't told...
    Saithe Saithe 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder about one month ago. Borderline can consist of emotional disegulation, anger, disruptive interpersonal skills and other things...
    sarahcas sarahcas 22-25, F Nov 24

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    Apparently, I have a personality many people associate with redheaded women, and Im very blonde :p
    TheCasualChick TheCasualChick 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I think I might have borderline personality disorder. I am bulimic and am also diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. I am taking medication to help...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I couldn't agree more! I've seen physically attractive people who turned me right off the second they opened their mouths! Someone who may only be marginally physically attractive...
    LaVidaSombra LaVidaSombra 26-30, F 6 Responses