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I Am A Recovering Type A Personality

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 4 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 20 hrs 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 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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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 18 hrs ago

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    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 6 days ago

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    Apparantly im the Sensitve Doer Your personality type: "Sensitive Doer" Quiet, serious, sensitive and kind. Do not like conflict and not likely to do things which may generate...
    applepuffs applepuffs 13-15, M Feb 26

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    I recently found out that my personality type is the INFJ. This is the rarest of the types. Gaining this information was one of the most enlightening experiences I've had. Now...
    RelayedDeaction RelayedDeaction 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 2

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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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    Your personality type: "Engaged Idealist" Popular and sensitive, with outstanding people skills. Externally focused, with real concern for how others think and feel. Usually...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Though it's far f rom being the worst thing in the world, being a psychopath is an odd thing to journey through life as. I choose to not physically hurt other people, and mostly...
    bigwags239 bigwags239 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 16

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    According to the Myers-Briggs type indicator, I am an ENTJ, and it seems pretty accurate to me.
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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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 a week ago

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    I find myself sitting alone chain smoking butts at this very moment with many supportive friends I know that always have my back, but what im going through has left me with no one...
    sjm07 sjm07 26-30, F Mar 2

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    Yep. I thought I was recovering. Keyword: Thought.
    UndyingLovatic UndyingLovatic 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 12

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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 6 days ago

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    I have six split personalities. They're voices/images in my head when not dominant over the real me. They will also draw themselves as different from my physical appearance and...
    XPathologyOfInsanityX XPathologyOfInsanityX 13-15, F Mar 6

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    Well, I get why people go for looks at first, because then you don't know the personality of the person. But still, the looks isn't as close as important as the looks. Don't stick...
    justanothergirlonearth justanothergirlonearth 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Personality vs Looks. Majority of us believe that personality is all what we look for; perhaps to sound more sensible, impressive, reasonable, logical among our social...
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    When you begin to love someone for their personality that is when they start to look attractive to you. It has definitely happened in my case. At first i thought he was alright...
    oceaneyes97 oceaneyes97 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I just recently researched this disorder after taking a personality quiz online. My results told me I suffer from APD. I haven't felt like this my whole life up until now. I'm...
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Personality will last forever. Looks won't!
    kell177 kell177 36-40, M 10 Responses Feb 28

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    I have just recently found out that I am pregnant. Yes, I am excited. But, I'm also terrified because of the havoc pregnancy is already wreaking on my fragile emotional state...
    whiskeyprincess37 whiskeyprincess37 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Inside me is a little child. She is myself. She's a lost little soul. She wears a cute little nighty and runs around barefoot on a wooden floor. Her arms are outstretched...
    jaianna jaianna 36-40 2 Responses Mar 9

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    It is the heart and mind that lies underneath all the skin. I would much rather be with someone that has a good loving heart than someone that is just worried about appearances and...
    KindFriend71 KindFriend71 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Looks don't last for ever. A nice personality can only improve, especially if someone else appreciates it. The guy I love ain't a good looker by the world's standards. But he's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 9

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    This is 100% true I don't care how you look it depends on your personality is like if it's great then the relationship should be good but if you go for looks it's just gonna end. A...
    Alonzoisgay Alonzoisgay 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Personality is the only reason I would like someone. I need to get to know them as an individual, not an object or thing
    TheRebel28 TheRebel28 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Addictive personality oh yeah I've got that. Ever since i met my husband i've become what i like to call a Pot Monster. At my worst I was smoking almost every two hours, pre...
    toreybella toreybella 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 12

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    My borderline personality disorder has made me see the havoc I cause in people's lives and I'm regretting things I've done. I completely slandered my ex when I was splitting and...
    mconner1030 mconner1030 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Does anyone on here have a personality disorder? If so which one? What have you done to deal with this or receive help?
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F Mar 15

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    YES...youth and beauty can fade but a great personality lasts forever
    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 15

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