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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I have taken this Jung typology test now on at least 3 different sites in slightly different formats on different days just to double check. I thought maybe a mood change or...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I have taken it and now have the correct type This Explains A lot- I Am An INFJ! Stats Rarest personality type; estimated 2% of population. Characteristics private sensitive...
    20CoolerPony 20CoolerPony 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Your personality type: "Engaged Idealist" Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually...
    IRID3SC3NT IRID3SC3NT 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Your personality type: "Engaged Idealist" Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually...
    cuddles1266 cuddles1266 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 2

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    Your personality type: "Engaged Idealist"Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually dislike...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M Oct 2

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    We're very rare people, and I feel weird to have an INFP personality. I was just wondering if anyone out there who has the same personality type would like to befriend me?
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 10

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    Well its that time again, my monthly therapy appointment to try and deal with the monsterous multiflavored monkey on my back called APD. I almost feel its useless to go but i keep...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    My personality type: "Social Realist" Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty...
    amIstarryeyed amIstarryeyed 36-40, M Oct 6

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    "Your personality type: "Harmony-seeking Idealist" Quietly forceful, original and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people and...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F Oct 11

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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...
    coffeeflavoredkisses coffeeflavoredkisses 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    MrsDuckx3 MrsDuckx3 16-17 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    more and more i've realized that i do have a "type". in my eyes, personality is way important but if i did describe what would catch my eyes "looks" wise, he'd be tall, with a...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F Oct 13

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    Yeahhhhh.... It's a horrible quality about me. I find I get addicted to anything and everything so fast. From small things to like biting my nails and caffeine to larger things...
    BandsAndNyc BandsAndNyc 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hello Guys, I am just new here. I see myself as a normal college student who has different group of friends. But other people sees me as a person who has BPD. I dont what it is at...
    rui1074 rui1074 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I get addicted to everything, & I mean everything. I started drinking when I was 13. I've been addicted to people, self harm, eating disorders, bingeing, cigarettes, pain pills...
    nonamenofacenolife nonamenofacenolife 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    You might encounter a little of the temporary disappointment when you make an effort to blend it into your everyday clothing whenever you've bought a nylon carrier that appears...
    homeoffice homeoffice 26-30, F Oct 15

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    This is back to the beginning days when I was constantly being forforced back into the psych ward... “Sure i’m emotional, but how can my very personality be wrong? My very...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    people always say beauty, beauty, beauty...but i believe a persons personality is far more important. My partner is a wonder person, beautiful personality and I love her to bits...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    Basically, if you have the intelligence and laid back personality then that seals the deal. I don't care if you're purple or male or female, whatever. I look at someone's...
    cheyenne0 cheyenne0 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    true it is that personality last long than the physical appearance but as for now a days people are giving much important of how a person look.. And it's just; personality is the...
    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F Sep 26

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    Yes, I am a Robot. --- You are 100% Rational, 0% Extroverted, 14% Brutal, and 14% Arrogant. Robot You are the Robot! You are characterized by your rationality. In fact, this is...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I dont know whats wrong with me. I do not know where to start. It has dawned to me now that i have a very dependent personality. An argument happened between me, my sister and my...
    Mrndwngnt Mrndwngnt 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Personality>looks anyway. Looks are simply a bonus feature :) your personality defines how attracted you are to the person. It sets the groundwork for success or failure.
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M Oct 12

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    And I have lol I'm going to be honest my bf is not the hottest but he's pretty hot but he's hot a great personality and that's why I love him I could really care less about his...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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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...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    Actually, I'm awfully superficial, I like really good looking men. But, but...... wait for it, I want a man with the same personality as Ace Ventura! Yes! He's hilarious. Okay, so...
    OlicityForever OlicityForever 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ​Feeder types of drilling fluids shale shakerThe new shakers feature a screen compression system that uses retention pins to force the screen panel downward  gainst the...
    decantercentrifuge decantercentrifuge 22-25, F Sep 28

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    I'm attracted to guys who are cute and have nice bods, but it's their personality that makes me want to be with him.
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I love his personality a whole lot! And I get some bonuses... Cute and intelligent! ;)
    HappyLover1456 HappyLover1456 13-15, F Sep 29

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    My wife of 8 years has reached the end and can no longer put up with my BPD-like personality. I only say "like" because I haven't been diagnosed yet. I have however been diagnosed...
    choloch choloch 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Your Personality Is Rational You are both logical and creative. You are full of ideas. You are so rational that you analyze everything. This drives people a little crazy...
    Dancingnight Dancingnight 22-25, M Oct 6

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    I like people for who they are not for cuteness or handsomeness I love personality people sometimes only love me because I'm beautiful I don't like that.
    Kaitlin100 Kaitlin100 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    Not gonna lie, looks can be important too. But people who take one look at someone and say "they are ugly, why would anyone date them?" are stupid. I would rather date an ugly guy...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F Oct 16

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    I get crushes on ep so easily because of this. Normally temporarily but the problem with that is a lot of people on ep are pretty mean. I met this one guy and we were writing...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Schizoid....rightyo 😊 Schizoid Personality Disorder - individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various...
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I'm always asked if I have a type. I do...I guess...but it's not exactly rooted in physical attributes. Here's my type of woman - smart, attractive, not a prude, and not too...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I'm the type of girl who doesn't want a big giant deal for Valentine's Day or for my birthday. I'm the kinda girl who would be happy as hell if you brought me a mcdonalds value...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I make so many mistakes in my typing because I think what I'm saying much faster than I type words out. Then when I notice my typo, I feel like an idiot xD.
    whentheyscream whentheyscream 18-21, M Sep 30

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