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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So I did the personality test (http://www.16personalities.com) too like many people have and I was suprised by how well certain aspects fit me 0.o I always felt like not many...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    My personality type: ISFJ (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging) ISFJ Strengths Very supportive. ISFJs are always willing to help other people, sharing their knowledge and...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    OK so its my turn, gotta say, this one is even more accurate than the last test I saw, it describes me perfectly..... except for the dancing part, I cant dance to save my life...
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Wow what do you know I am the most rare personality type. Figures as such. The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they...
    Powederedtoastman Powederedtoastman 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Out of all people, she asked me to take her as her date at a wedding. I secretly had a crush on her so the obviously answer was yes. I later meet her whole family and we got along...
    Xisaac13x Xisaac13x 18-21, M Jul 11

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    I was a straight woman who fell in love with a lesbian BPD almost 2 years ago, deeply and madly in love. Last spring, she "needed space," announcing this days before an...
    Dim485 Dim485 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    I always get ISFJ (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging) on every personality test that I take: According to Myers-Briggs, ISFJs are interested in maintaining order and...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Honestly I am the type of guy who would look at a girl and judge her within the first second, normally i go on looks like most guys i know but looks aren't everything. Girls take...
    DatRandomGinger DatRandomGinger 16-17, M Jul 12

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    I'm usually like "whatever" to these type tests, but the whole INFP type is a very accurate description of my personality. •INFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One...
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Your Personality is Very Rare (INFP) Share! Your personality type is dreamy, romantic, elegant, and expressive. Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 6...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I don't have Multiple Personality Disorder, I have Borderline Multiple Personality Disorder. It means I have severe moods, extreme differences in moods that take on personalities...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 15

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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 1 day ago

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    Last October, my drinking had gotten to the point where a concerned out-of-town acquaintance called the local police out of concern for my well-being. Long story short, I was...
    brattyjenn brattyjenn 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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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...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F Jul 2

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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...
    amused2death amused2death 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I took the test a while ago.. I think my type was called "The artist," but I don't remember which one that was. 😕
    Riley218 Riley218 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    INFJs are distinguished by both their complexity of character and the unusual range and depth of their talents. Strongly humanitarian in outlook, INFJs tend to be idealists, and...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F Jul 14

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    This test consist of 72 (yes or no) questions. They take the age and gender in consideration to the results. Your Type ENFJ Extravert(22%) iNtuitive(38%) Feeling(12...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15

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    It's interesting that the Japanese tv dramas always like the stories about people with double sides of personality. It's like, the same person, but in one period of time is being...
    kekehuang kekehuang 36-40, F Jul 12

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    I relapsed last night 😡 I'm so mad and frustrated at myself, for letting it happen, but my boyfriend really helped and supported me through the entire night and I feel closer to...
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 15

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    Yeah me too there is a story my mum always tell me there is two women one of them is so pretty but her personality not and the other is not looking good but her personality is soo...
    sunnynight15 sunnynight15 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I like my guys • taller than me • muscular • funny • great personality • tan • dark brown hair and brown/blue eyes • nice smile • same interests as me...
    dannielong1 dannielong1 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I was never diagnosed with BPD but I feel I do have it. I have been reading about it and after reading many of your own testimonies I am convinced this is what I have. It's been a...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Does anyone else feel like some days they don't have BPD? You go through a stint of feeling almost ok? Almost normal? Of course it isn't true, but you can pass it off in public? Or...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days 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 3 days ago

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    Over time I've realised that BPD has made me a Chameleon. I change my colours depending on who I'm with. I've done this for as long as I can remember. I've realised that I don't do...
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I mostly care about the persons personality, but I can't say I don't care about looks. People always say that they don't care about looks at all and it doesn't matter.. But really...
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I've never been able to relax and have fun. Because of this I've missed out on so much in life and I’ll probably miss out on so much more. It’s one of my biggest flaws. I...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Usually I look at guys and if you're ugly I won't even think about dating you. You will automatically be my friend. But sometimes the more I get to know the guy I start to like him...
    avagrace03 avagrace03 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Oh yeah,big time.Looks do play a part,but when you add an extraordinary personality to a face,he/she becomes more than what the eye can see.As for the girls who are looking for...
    McKnight94 McKnight94 18-21, M Jul 12

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    Hello, I was recently diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I am really freaking out about it. Since I was 18, I thought I had Bipolar disorder and now I am 25 and they...
    LostAriel LostAriel 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    Looks can change, someone's personality not so much. Good looks can get you though a few nights a good personality will get you though a few years.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Jul 17

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    I'm one of those girls who goes for the personality first but u have to admit, when u see a really hot guy you aren't the slightest bit attracted? Id rather date someone with a...
    welluhm5678 welluhm5678 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I would really like to get a better understanding on this. I can only read so much before I want to talk to those that have experience on the subject. I've been in a relationship...
    matt0030 matt0030 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Humour is the best quality someone can have to me personally because I love to laugh and make jokes, this boy I liked was incredibly funny and always made me laugh with his weird...
    AnotherTomboyGamer AnotherTomboyGamer 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey guys, it's been awhile since I last posted. I just wanted to post that my alters agreed to have new names, so these are my alters. Sigma: the malevolent one Delta: the logical...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    39% of Canadians share my blood type. O Positive donations are always in high demand because: It is the most common blood type in Canada It can be given to all patients with ANY...
    netpoison netpoison 22-25, M Jul 1

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    After being diagnosed with what seems like everything I was finally diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. It had taken a long time to get my meds right and to find a...
    skatinem13 skatinem13 26-30, F Jul 1

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