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I Am A Recovering Type A Personality

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F Aug 16

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    My Personality Type I have taken this test before, in the year 2010. I was an INTP in January that year, and then an INTJ the next month. Now, I am curious if there has been a...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 Aug 16

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    Truthfully I do believe that looks are not everything considering a person can be beautiful, but that does not mean they are a good person. Personality can go a long ways with some...
    Ahaizzy Ahaizzy 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    My personality is something of one of the kind...I'm a little bit of everything. So what's your personality type...
    AchCailin001 AchCailin001 18-21, F Aug 10

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    Your personality type: "Groundbreaking Thinker" Creative, resourceful and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues and may be into "one...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Heck I wanna know what personality type I am!
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Your personality type: INFP (turbulent variant) Introverted: 100% Intuitive: 8% Feeling: 32% Prospecting: 33% Turbulent: 96%
    Coraltorch Coraltorch 26-30, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I love taking all sorts of quizzes online that involve me discovering a new part of myself. I really love myself a lot in the sense that I want to learn everything I can about me...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Jul 29

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    I made my own quote actually: "Personality is the Gateway to you Soul, your looks are just looks, its who you are not what you look like." I think biased on society that we are...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M Aug 8

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    "Your personality type: "Analytical Thinker" Logical, original, creative thinkers. Can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn...
    Sandalwood3 Sandalwood3 41-45, F Aug 17

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    Type D: Charming type Among the 4 types, your type possesses the most charming beauty. The sexy charm that you possess attracts other people's attention and helps you gain...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M Aug 6

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    19 weeks clean today...that's right!! Every week I just get more excited!! I can't believe I'm almost at 5 months...last time I made it 4 and I lost it all...this time is different...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I'm an INFP with these stats:http://www.16personalities.com/infp-personality
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 Aug 3

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    Your 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...
    briannarenee briannarenee 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I don't think these tests are very accurate but they're a fun way to waste time. :p The results: Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Aug 8

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    Your personality type: "Groundbreaking Thinker" Creative, resourceful and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoy debating issues and may be into "one...
    ishax ishax 13-15, F Aug 13

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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...
    Keler Keler 18-21, M Aug 15

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    Your personality type: "Spontaneous Idealist" Enthusiastic, idealistic and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. Need to live life in...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F Aug 17

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    A am a b-type person. I'm lazy. I accept that. I know that Lazy+Pizza=fat but for some reason I'm not fat. YAY GENETICS! I say that and by the end of the week I'll be obese...
    Cayennenich Cayennenich 13-15, F Aug 5

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    Im actually recovered now. I've been recovered for a few months now. its my third time recovering from anorexia. third times the charm, right? I've been struggling with it for over...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I know I write a lot here, but it's very therapeutic for me because these thoughts are constantly racing around in my head and getting them out is healthy. I usually wouldn't write...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Its good to have a great personality but its also important to have good looks. Honestly, i think you cant like someone and be with them if you think they are "ugly". Its not fair...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    It's weird but...I had one relationship where we were completely in love(or I thought so...online relationship) he was always telling me that no matter Wut I looked like he would...
    xAllyBunny xAllyBunny 16-17, F Jul 29

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    I want to be more than a piece of meat I want to be looked at as the intelligent person I am and not the beautiful eyes or my gorgeous body or my delicate face or how my hair is...
    Ownership Ownership 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    You can find a gorgeous boy with a **** personality or not so great looks and amazing personality. How often is it you find both!! I'm one of them lucky girls then!! When you get a...
    Mollou Mollou 18-21, F Aug 6

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    EP users and their character attacks.... I'm not a pompous *******, although that would be the reaction that I would expect from someone with BPD, as that is how most of us assess...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    My personal relationships are toxic and my emotions and reactions are out of control. I've known for a long time something is not quite right inside of me and I can't control alot...
    megjane18 megjane18 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I took it as I was curious to see the result. I have come to the conclusion that there are many mental health issues and that some have very similar symptoms. I know I have not got...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Personality is key. It should be the reason why are why you arent with them. Looks are honestly a bonus in my opinion and dont even matter because whats the point with being with a...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M Jul 28

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    Looks are great, but if your personality is beautiful like your outside. I can hang with you! But society has become obsessed with "perfection" it's sad
    Icephoenix90 Icephoenix90 22-25, M Jul 29

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    his name is john. he runs in my head talks out loud we carry conversations back and forth. sometimes he takes over. i created him years ago. mainly due to lack of friends and being...
    saint0928 saint0928 18-21, M Jul 29

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    I've noticed that I can be attracted to hot guys and that's usually as far as it goes. But I really fall hard for guys with an amazing personality. Attractiveness is really just a...
    OwlishL OwlishL 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    Once upon a time, There was a little girl. The little girl had a mummy and a daddy who said they loved her very much. One day, the little girl was hurt by something she shouldn't...
    NearAsFarCanBe NearAsFarCanBe 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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    Looks don't last forever but to love and be loved by someone who has an amazing personality and understands you that love does.
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    My therapist loaned me a book called "I hate you-don't leave me: understanding the borderline personality" has anybody read it? Any feedback???
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 3

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    Check out this link!!!! New scientific research on BPD and how the brain functions for people who have been diagnosed with this disorder. Enlightening and informative. Hope this...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Looks will fade as time goes by, but a persons personality is forever.
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    But I've never been addicted to drugs! lol But I tend to get addicted to certain things, I let it consume me. My husband, bless his heart, always tries to remind me to keep things...
    MatildaEve MatildaEve 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I like people based on personality rather than looks. And its a good thing too, because I'm all about getting to know someone and falling in love. Most of the time I like guys, and...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 13

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