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    Since anxiety seems to be the vice for the head types. How does it manifest for you guys? How do you handle it/destress? I know that everyone deals with anxiety to a certain extent but I have noticed it a great deal with head types. From my experience, 6w7 seem to show it outwardly the most (well at least combined with an extroverted MBTI like ENFP).

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    I take a shitload of prozac and the occasional xanax
    I avoid stress (ie my mother's calls)
    I do things that make me happy
    I try to spend some time in the sun each day

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    To deal with anxiety the individual first must understand where anxiety originates from. Obviously, it lies in the person's psyche. It is the feeling that overwhelms an individual when said individual starts to over-analyze a certain topic, or external stimuli creates a high amount of pressure on said individual.

    As a 6w5 CP, I tend to keep most of my anxiety inwards. It's typically unhealthy if you cannot find a way to release it. A lot of bad habits can arise from the pressure building within, alcoholism, tobacco and/or drug use. Proper diets and exercise have had huge benefits for my mental health. Although a little cliche, the phrase "It's all in your head" is relevant for me to be able to handle the anxiety.

    The best way I've dealt with anxiety is to learn how to detach myself from the stressors which causes to mind to go into overdrive. Easier said then done. It takes a lot of practice.

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    How does it manifest?

    I get irritable
    I walk/talk in my sleep
    I withdraw and need even more time to myself
    I yell at people

    How do I destress

    Work out hard
    Drink
    Punch something (at krav maga class)
    Household chores that are productive (organizing my crap, yard work, DIY projects, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    I avoid stress (ie my mother's calls)
    i feel your pain... oh god i feel your pain...

    Something I read about type 5 that i tossed aside at first, "5's strategy in life is to not ask too much of it, and hope that nobody asks too much of them in return." I'm finding this to be more and more true lately. Whenever people start asking me small favors and stuff and start getting nitpicky with stuff I do, I tend to be 20x more likely to snap at the next person who says anything to me, even if they're just trying to be nice. I do try to swallow it and be nice back if they are just being nice, but when people are annoying, people are annoying.

    What I do to fix it? I've gotten surprisingly awesome results from a 2 minute power nap. Just close your eyes, relax every muscle you can feel in your body, block out all the sounds around you, and clear your head, it actually helps a lot. Another thing that works for me is taking a walk through the woods, but I doubt most people can just take 30 minutes off work time and go to the forest down the street to relax whenever your boss is bugging you :P
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    What do you mean by head types? any type can be a "head" type.

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    A reference to enneagram

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    Tips: Cardio sessions (moderate to heavy) and yoga works for me. Basically, any activity that forces you to focus on the task and breathe properly.
    I'm also taking a nootropic drug called piracetam, but by itself it doesn't do much for me.
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    Does anyone else get physical anxiety symptoms without any specific thing that they're anxious about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dala View Post
    Does anyone else get physical anxiety symptoms without any specific thing that they're anxious about?
    Yes.
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