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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 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 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 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 16, 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 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 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 46-50, 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 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 25, 2012

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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 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 30, 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 46-50, 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 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2011

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    omg sometimes I get so fukin tired of my choices in life. but no matter how hard I try I can never seem to not make the same choices. it's just the personality disorder at work...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 1 day ago

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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...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    **** OCPD ---> [OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE PERSONALITY DISORDER] <<<<<<...
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I find a lot of people on EP have misunderstandings about what borderline personality disorder is (like mixing up different disorders). So for anyone coming on this page for...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've found that for people that would be classed as attractive by society, if they have an ugly personality I am not attracted to them and don't find them good looking. But I've...
    Princesslauryn Princesslauryn 16-17, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    The things we observe superficially are just that; they are false impressions that don't tell you anything about the person until you get to know them. People aren't as beautiful...
    JadeScarlet JadeScarlet 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am an ISFP - The "Artist" my multiple intelegence type though is Naturalist, Bodily/Kinesthetic, Musical
    feralserpentine feralserpentine 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    hi! INFJ here. .... and I'm left handed.. that was random.
    SpecialKndofOrdinary SpecialKndofOrdinary 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My blood is A Negative, which is a rare type, though not the rarest. I try to donate regularly, every 8 weeks which is the maximum the Red Cross will let you. I started donating...
    chronicmisfit chronicmisfit 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm an INTP or an INTJ depending on the test.
    Shoopfli Shoopfli 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Personality= #1.... With me.
    Kitty72013 Kitty72013 31-35, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    AB + here. the Scumbag blood type LOL I can take blood from anyone but can only give blood to other AB +s
    WittyTwit WittyTwit 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My blood type is the same as my mother's. I wish I were more like her in so many ways, but at the very least, I have that.
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I am INFJ. I've taken the test a few times to make sure. The whole concept of the 16 personality types is interesting to me--really made me think.
    Kinnick Kinnick 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm an ISFJ. "ISFJs are warm, altruistic people that provide service for others and see the best in people. They have exceptional memories and are highly proficient at organizing...
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My blood type is B positive.
    1AngelHeart 1AngelHeart 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    My blood type is O positive...
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I struggle daily to keep myself feeling like a real person. I deal with nerve and disc damage to my back. I also suffer with severe hypothyroidism and now type2 diabetes. I try...
    JoJo725 JoJo725 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    INFP. My wife is ESFJ. It's a good combination :-)
    SSKyleRedd SSKyleRedd 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    INFP is my personality type.
    InquisitiveFascination InquisitiveFascination 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Your Personality is Very Rare (ENTP) Your personality type is optimistic, curious, enthusiastic, and open. Only about 4% of all people have your personality, including 3% of all...
    PrimadonnaKitten PrimadonnaKitten 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I'm an ENTP female, married to an INTJ male.
    PrimadonnaKitten PrimadonnaKitten 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Due to the longterm chemotherapy and they say the radiation and other drugs I'm on for pain due to my cancer have combined effect of memory loss short and long term as well as...
    Rebelbear1967 Rebelbear1967 46-50, M a week ago

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    I accepted that there's going to be up and downs. The downs doesn't make me a failure, however, it is an opportunity to explore what is inflicting me and sharpen my skills. I'm...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Ever since my early teenage years I have been struggling to make head or tail of my life, I have been bounced from counsellors to doctors, then psychotherapists and back more times...
    alphapuppy alphapuppy 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 31

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    Everyone is beautiful in their own way but there's nothing comparable to the attractiveness of a good personality. Just the liveliness and warmth of their personality is enough to...
    GoldenRoses GoldenRoses 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Yaay (: I'm an entp...lol the inventor and the creative..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 29

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    I'm not entirely sure why but I like the idea that everyone's personality is made of a variety of things including but not limited to their experiences, upbringing, birth date, etc...
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123 16-17, F Jan 29

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    Hey, fellow type ones! I have a suggestion for a snack that has 2g of net carbs (5 carbs minus 3 fiber). Check out "Atkins Milk Delight Chocolate Shake." It's a strong-tasting...
    PeterIC PeterIC 13-15, M Jan 27

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    Having borderline personality is like being normal but intensified. You feel like your mind is pure chaos and you try to act as normal as you can be so no one’s figures it out...
    Blueborder21 Blueborder21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I found this silly personality test on Rutterman's profile and thought it was kind of interesting...and just fun to do, since I found myself answering the questions for myself...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    It took several years and soooo many meds to finally get diagnosed with BPD. I only got the dx because I went to an outpatient program and there were 2 doctors looking at my...
    justme081 justme081 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    My bedroom personality. Well, I got a Computer, PS2, PS4, WiiU, Xbox One, a single bed, wardrobe, bookcase inside wardrobe, 2 shelving units (one fixed to the wall, one standing...
    CaptainPampers CaptainPampers 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 25