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    Ruler of the Stars Asterion's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Perhaps what you really need is anxiety medication? I started taking some a while ago, they helped a lot.
    Anxiety medication is like alcohol. Which the ennea-pros from the enneagram institute don't recommend:

    You tend to be extremely intense and so high-strung that you find it difficult to relax and unwind. Make an effort to learn to calm down in a healthy way, without drugs or alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asterion View Post
    Anxiety medication is like alcohol. Which the ennea-pros from the enneagram institute don't recommend:

    Then take one yoga class per day, go live in a noise free environment, and find a stress free job. Easy uh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post

    Then take one yoga class per day, go live in a noise free environment, and find a stress free job. Easy uh.
    That's just avoiding the problems, not addressing them :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asterion View Post
    That's just avoiding the problems, not addressing them :p
    And how does one ''address the problem''? I mean, you won't be able to convince yourself ''I shouldn't worry too much about this and that''.
    Also, I believe most anxiety medications aren't agressive. There are some 100% natural. I remember when I first started taking, I felt like I had went from level 4 to level 1 on the En 5 development scale in less than 24 hours. It's not a matter of adressing the causes - we usually can't avoid the causes! But we can manage the consequences. Of course it would be much better not to need them, but it's a small price to pay. Just consider it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asterion View Post
    I try not to play games like this anymore, I talk if there's something on my mind. If it's nothing interesting, important or relateable then silence is fine. If someone doesn't like silence, then that's their problem, they can fill it with whatever they want. Conversation is for fun, if you're not enjoying it or it takes too much effort on your half, then it's probably not worth it. The only effort you need is in the greeting - hey, how's it going? If they say fine, they don't wanna talk, if they start spilling their life story, then you just go with it. Reserved people are going to take some time to open up, no need to pry them open, just be patient. Hell I take quite some time to open up too, especially because I'm usually tagged as ~NERD~ when I do :P. It's also easier to open up when you have a friend or two by your side.
    But I'm a social-first in my instinctive variants; awkward silences fill me with terror.

    I might not necessarily want to participate in a conversation a great deal but I don't want it to falter either (or generally head in the wrong direction). I once had a flatmate who genuinely seemed like a nice guy but every time I tried to talk to him, he would give the bare minimum of a reply. Everything subject was rendered a cul-de-sac. I tried talking about anything that would likely interest him, but he always shut me down. It drove me crazy. And believe me, that awkwardness I mentioned, it multiples by 10 if you have to live with that person and pass them in the hallway on a regular basis.

    I wouldn't consider it prying them open either. Usually I make an effort to discover what interests a person and I give them an opening to talk about that. When people people give me nothing but brick walls in return, then I start to get irritated. It take a lot of effort to put myself out there and be sociable, so it's not at all encouraging to be constantly shut down by someone. After a while I just can't be bothered anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asterion View Post
    That's just avoiding the problems, not addressing them :p
    Well, they bloody well help you to address them. Exercise, yoga - nature's all-natural zoloft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asterion View Post
    And sp is the best. Hands down, no doubt.
    Heh, that's the one thing about my Enneagram that I do dislike =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Heh, that's the one thing about my Enneagram that I do dislike =/
    Self Preservation? personally I find being an Sp dom very useful. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    Self Preservation? personally I find being an Sp dom very useful. =)
    I wish I was So/Sp instead of Sp/So, it is the root hinderance to many problems for me *huff*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    it's not quite that simple. lots of 8s for instance hate being 8s and wish they they were more gentle and didn't have to make everything so damn confrontational. lots of 4s wish they didn't have to make life so emotional and tragic, lots of 7s wish they focus and stop procrastinating, etc etc
    God, those are EXACTLY the 3 things I wish for myself. *sigh* I guess you named them because you're 748, just like me

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