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I Am A Recovering Type A Personality

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My personality type is INFP :) I took the test on 16 personalities to see.
    stuckinthislabyrinth stuckinthislabyrinth 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Okay noe dont hate for this but it must be said. I care about looks but Im not saying I dont care about personality. People have to get it that we are sexual beings. We find love...
    AlphaSigmaFuror AlphaSigmaFuror 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    ISFP here .. Tested for my type two times lol but same result :p
    ShazNavigator ShazNavigator 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Last night, I watched a movie called A Scanner Darkly. As I watched, I got drunk by myself. When the movie was over I realize that I was just like the people in the movie. Yes...
    WanderingEcoFaerie WanderingEcoFaerie 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    ISFP... My school made me test for my personality...
    thecrystaltan thecrystaltan 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    INTJ here. Can't argue with it, it's accurate.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    Infp/intp. Yep, I split. It happens from time to time. Needless to say, I can drive people crazy. (I usually identify as an infp)
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 11 hrs ago

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    Search for 'dependent personality disorder' in facebook groups. Group id is 109539752726093 . Join to get support. DPD is very different from having dependency issues or such...
    denadena123 denadena123 22-25 3 days ago

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    I'm a twenty two year old slightly overweight single lesbian woman who is mainly looking for friends of older age. I battle borderline personality disorder, which makes...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know I can be very jealous but I keep it under control so I don't seem crazy lol. My guy is the jealous type and I love it. We went to a cookout/party and a lot of guys were...
    catema catema 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Looks are a bonus, sure. But if you've got zero personality, you can be super hot and I won't care. I once (somehow) managed a date with a really beautiful woman who was very...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    She's gotta look ok, but yeah mostly personality.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I was recently diagnosed with dependent personality disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorder in the middle of a separation that is now in the process of divorce. My wife...
    iddependent iddependent 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Recently diagnosed as borderline, and now it feels like my personality and past relationships finally make sense
    risingpheonix risingpheonix 22-25, F Jul 19

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    I am a recovering Christian Scientist
    reservingjudgment reservingjudgment 70+, F Jul 19

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    i was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder earlier this year, i know a lot of doctors misdiagnose bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. i was diagnosed...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Nice skin, curves in the right places, and gender specific assets might compliment a person, but their personality defines that person. Face value is far too shallow of a concept...
    DominaturV DominaturV 22-25, M Jul 18

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    I want to fall in love with your personality, the galaxies I see in your eyes, the sound of music I hear when my ear is pressed to your chest. If I was ever to miss anything from...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    It was 4 years and she left. Kinda mutual. 7 months into the relationship I discovered she was in secret contact with a long time FWB. No evidence to support physical, but clearly...
    Zebographix Zebographix 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Beauty radiates from the inside out. Physical appearance is a superficial thing that changes with age and frankly if you don't have the personality, your looks will mean nothing. I...
    nikaXo nikaXo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    No great surprise. Your Type INTJ Introvert(53%) iNtuitive(16%) Thinking(44%) Judging(56%) You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (53%) You have slight...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 17

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    I am Apos, I work in a lab doing type and screens, antibody ID and crosshatch. I love my job.
    palerider1215 palerider1215 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    The thing about being a recovering Christian Scientist is that there are so few of us. If we were recovering Catholics, this group would be running in the thousands. As it is...
    motherluna motherluna 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Yes it is very important but at the same time I would never ever get with a guy who I wasn't also physically attracted to, no matter if their personality shown through like I have...
    Echoesofsiilence Echoesofsiilence 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    It's a damn good thing! Cuz I swear to god, I'm tired of being so ugly, I cannot find a ******* girlfriend at EIGHTEEN! I'm tired of being this way! If life was about personality...
    Ilovegirls9696 Ilovegirls9696 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 13

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    I relied on ibuprofen to end my pain too much but I am now out of the hospital and recovering., learning to rely more on myself and not a pill. It's good to be healthy and alive...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 2 Responses Jul 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...
    PiecesOfPeace PiecesOfPeace 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I am a fifteen year old teenage girl. My height is 5'6". I'm going to tell you the symptoms I've been having recently. Eating more food than usual. Moody and irritable (easily...
    Mayahart Mayahart 13-15, F Jul 13

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    well to start i am a recovering addict at one point i was into cocaine but stopped using it in 2013, unfortunately the last time i used coke i was poisoned. it burned holes in my...
    shawnab88 shawnab88 26-30, F Jul 12

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    I'm an ISTP and I've never met another person with my type...it must be pretty uncommon then.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Hah. This is a massive understatement. I have personality disorders. Plural. Multiple. Legion. Officially, I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Major Depressive...
    PersonalApocalypse PersonalApocalypse 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I have type 2 diabetes and no matter how much insulin I take my sugar level never get below 200.
    craig62 craig62 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 10

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