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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Always get INFP-assertive, but i once got INTP. Anyways all my favorite friends in school turned out to be having the same personality type as me. Except me being the only one who...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I have always had an addictive personality. However, I think in some cases it's better described as "obsessive" rather than addictive. I'm either all in, or not at all. It's my...
    bambino420 bambino420 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Hi. Im new to this so.. please be understanding! I only have one personality. Her name is DoryBob and she is 3. Is it common to only have one alter?
    SallyandBob SallyandBob 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    Hi, INFP (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceptive) here with a huge interest in psychology and human nature. I would love to here about what personality types you are, alongside a...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Why is it about how bigg your butt is our thighs. What has the world come to. "You have to have a big butt to be with me." "Her butt is heaven" like really. Okay yeah it looks nice...
    nicoleahana nicoleahana 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    just thought it would be interesting to see what different personality types there are ^_^
    greyrainbows greyrainbows 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Personality Characteristics Type A • Presence of mind, serious, patient, calm & cool; • Coherent character, can be relied on & trusted, but stuborn; • Plan everything out...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Personality is where his true beauty is. Looks constantly change every moment, every day. Sometimes it's noticeable right away and sometimes it's not noticeable for a while...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    im currently recovering from a 10 year heroin addiction. from the ages of 15 to 27 i was a hardcore addict ,mostly prostituting and then just panhandling because i couldnt live...
    foxyoxy123 foxyoxy123 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am a 44 yo disabled female veteran entrepeneur who smokes her Rx very day. I claimed two years of sobriety before deciding to trying cannabis Rx for the ridiculous 4 month long...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F Mar 21

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    http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizoid-personality-disorder-symptoms/ my life makes sense now, and i'm pretty sure i have this type of disorder. i'm not sure how long i've had...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judgmenthttp://www.16personalities.com/esfj-personalitySpot on...except the "being too needy" part. I do hate being alone...but otherwise it is...
    BexAddiction BexAddiction 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 8

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    Has anyone here with DID ever feel like they have no personality? Like a void dark type feeling with no feel of drive to do or say anything but you try anyway because you know it's...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm an INTJ-A. My type is extremely rare and makes up only 2% of the current population. I am surprised that people like me are so rare.
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    My son, who came close to estranging me after his mother and I divorced largely due to my alcoholism, had been emotionally scarred so deeply by my actions that he had decided he...
    grasser grasser 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    the only people I ever talk about this stuff with is people I'm close to, but when ever i say just a little too much they seem to get squeamish, so I only answer questions when...
    DarkSideOfTheWall DarkSideOfTheWall 22-25, F Mar 26

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    Here's part 2 because it's making me get in my feelings lol. My friends were talking about how boys date girls who are ugly "she is too ugly for him." "Is he blind." And I'm like...
    nicoleahana nicoleahana 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Everyone in the world is pretty shallow...me included. We look at someone & immediately judge them whether we mean to or not. If they don't look a certain way, then we don't even...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    sorry i need to vent to see if it will help everyone is toonice iwent for a long walk and then i went shopping but you ar ein lala land no joy i feel no anger i may have to go to...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Apr 5

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    Argued with my mom today... She´s in another country with my brother... and she left me here... It´s hard comunicating with her, she doesn´t get me... My family should be close...
    DiamondArmada DiamondArmada 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    The good looks not everything actually sometimes we find the good looks but the personality is really bad or it's just not there. I've met that pretty girl before she was really...
    Beyondtheseaa Beyondtheseaa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I myself do not look all that great. I'm well over 200 pounds and weight is a big thing for a lot of people. But, there are a lot of people who can't get past my looks and prefer...
    Good4It Good4It 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    We always say that the personality is more important than good looks. But The Ugly Truth is At the end of the day, all we care about is looks! No one falls in love with your...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 23

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    Top ten questions about relationships with psychopaths/narcissists. I took this from the site psychopathfree.com. I found it to be very helpful. 1. Is he / she really a psychopath...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Let's create a resource thread. So many times I feel isolated and don't know where to turn for help. Maybe we can all band together and share our resources for getting treatment or...
    IamLisaSimpson IamLisaSimpson 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    is there really any other way to fall in love with someone? one doesn't fall in love with looks that is falling in lust. Noone has ever looked at a woman with curves in all the...
    geekygirl2 geekygirl2 26-30, F 18 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm actually not quite sure if I do or not, but when I was still 17, my psychiatrist said she wanted to diagnose me with Borderline Personality Disorder after I turned 18. I've...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    The better the personality the more attractive they are. Looks as far as cleanliness are considered part of personality.
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I guess it runs throughout my family, my uncle used to be an alcoholic, my cousin takes drugs, my dad mentioned his dad or grandad being a gambler. Me, my dad and brother have a...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have a nice personality side and a horrible side believe me you just want to see the nice side ;)
    alantheassassin123 alantheassassin123 13-15, M Mar 21

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    100percent agreed I have none who look at my personality..MYSELF. How many people do you have who look at yourself before apperance?? I need one.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Personality changes with time, unfortunately. Is that right?
    Mkhali1983 Mkhali1983 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm 21 suffering with borderline personality disorder along with depression and anxiety. I've been dealing with this since I was 11 and my mom remarried a Disney style evil step...
    knittingpretty22 knittingpretty22 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I first discovered this in my junior year of high school. Being trans in high school is probably the worst, but being trans and having a personality disorder in high school is just...
    noyoubro noyoubro 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 25