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I Am A Recovering Type A Personality

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have written about how the birth of my granddaughter has proven an incredibly powerful incentive to stay sober. She is now coming up to her 2nd birthday and I stay in touch with...
    grasser grasser 56-60, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Is there anyone here who has had another former or co existing diagnosis with borderline personality disorder? I was diagnosed with Autism in my childhood but one psychologist I...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Personality over looks.. It's ironic how we convince ourselves that we love someone for personality and looks is a bonus and in some cases that is very much true but sometimes if...
    Anonymouslovelife Anonymouslovelife 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    ****VERY LONG DEscriptION****I've never told anyone about this before and it's one of my darkest secrets. But I have 3 alters that make up "me." They don't have names so I gave...
    Ikebanna69 Ikebanna69 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Over the years i have seen a dramatic change in my personality, and it is in my opinion kind of good. Let me explain...When i was younger i used to be really impulsive, loud and...
    Acewulf Acewulf 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    yes I accept all body types , it gets me happy when I see people getting more confident in their bodies :) I mean I'm more confident than before but I'm still working on it.
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    What is this, I am very curious and I wanna know :) ?
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F a week ago

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    I hate listening to guys in my school say "she is hot" or "look at her body!" I ask them what they think of the gals personality, and they say "shes gotta be cute to get my...
    jackdragon22399 jackdragon22399 16-17, M Aug 25

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    If you want to what Borderline Personality feels like watch the links below. It'll give you an inside look. Watch "Borderline Personality Disorder - What it feels like" on...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Close.. I am an INTP. I am very introverted.
    FunShiner FunShiner 61-65, T Aug 25

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    Your personality type: "Harmony-seeking Idealist" Quietly forceful, original and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people and...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M Aug 25

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    Feeling superior for being smarter than everyone in the room, but feeling inferior for not measuring up to your high expectations of yourself...
    Antivist0 Antivist0 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    "if i accept what you are and love you anyway, what does that make me?" -angela valdez, POWERi finally finished watching season 2 of power! for those who don't follow the show...
    goodheartmavin goodheartmavin 31-35, F Aug 24

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    I'm an INTP! What did everyone else get?
    spacedoutfish spacedoutfish 18-21, F Aug 24

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    in high school, freshmen year, I developed anorexia. i battled it over the years, and the one thing that helped me thru it was smoking pot. it helped me develop an appetite and not...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 24

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    So I've been talking to this one guy on the phone for awhile and our conversations are awesome. His personality alone, I can't even begin to put it in words. Ok, yes I can. He's...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    what is the difference between avoidant personality disorder and social anxiety disorder?
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F Aug 23

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    Been struggling with anorexia for the last 9 years of my life I have always been slim and tall when I was 11 and forst went to secondary school everyone used to comment on how...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 22-25, F Aug 23

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    I am in the process of putting a book together about myself and my history of alcoholism and drug addiction, many parts of this book may bring you to tears, put a smile on your...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Hi all! I do not have BPD but I am getting worried about Sarah, who is a friend of mine, and I am wondering if you could please help me? I think she has BPD because of the...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I have not been diagnosed officially, but both my psycholigist and psychiatrist believe that I have a personality disorder. My psycholigist thinks it may be Bi-Polar II but does...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Its not all about the looks its how someone treats you and there personality being fit doesn't come into it
    lisa1dixon lisa1dixon 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I was diagnosed with bpd over a year ago. I am currently dealing with a flood of self judgment after finding out my kids father is engaged now I am struggling to not make this...
    ms5271115 ms5271115 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    idk if I actually have multiple personality disorder, but suffering from border line personality disorder makes me feel like I have different personalities due to my ability to...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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    it's been days since i learned of my guy's "other side" or what i've coined "his darkness". "his darkness" was unsuspecting. one day we were "normal" and the next day my world...
    goodheartmavin goodheartmavin 31-35, F Aug 17

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    I have had CRPS for 5 years. I am a flight attendant and had a passenger fall on me. I first noticed weakness in my legs and a shooting pain down my legs and severe low back pain...
    dedelocken dedelocken 51-55, F Aug 17

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    Got INFP! What did everyone else get?
    BeCautious1 BeCautious1 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I just really dont like myself, people tell me I'm pretty and all but then it makes me feel like people only like me for that, especially guys because i don't think I have a great...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    looks fade away, but personality get polished with age.
    nice4mheart nice4mheart 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I've been thinking and reading about ASPD and I am really realizing that almost every post on this site and most of the sites google leads to makes people feel like there is no...
    goodheartmavin goodheartmavin 31-35, F Aug 15

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    Chill out enjoy life to it's fullest.Have a good sense of humor be open minded to learning and growing as a decent human being.Let drama live in soap operas let a smile exist upon...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M Aug 15

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