Once those types were out, eliminating others was not so much by the instincts' fuckiness. All of of my possible instinctual hangups have their own hangups, lol. There is only one instinct, however, that I gravitate to as relief from hazards in the other two, and so does that job. So is more controlled than the others, but to think that it is my first priority or passion would be to skim over who I really am. Second is the only spot it makes sense in.
Oh, I can ignore them in my own way, and have a bad lifelong habit of overclocking them on passions and occupations until the machine explodes and has to be rebuilt again, so to speak. The ignoring is more conscious to me than many sp-lasts describe, though. Rather than forgetting or not feeling the need until the moment of burnout, I will be highly aware the whole time but say "fuck pain, I will feed my pain to [current focus]". There is a sacrificial quality to it that fuels the drive in spirit, like burning my material self on an altar in the name of the goal. I remember all the times, especially when young, where I did allow the body's sensitivities to soften my will and go "Not this time. Not for this."You're so different from me I like independence from the body needs too, just like you, but I can ignore them whenever I please.
I also push my limits because I feel morally compelled to toughen myself up (no super explanation available for this), but may overshoot. Over time, these overshots have become milder and milder, so I am getting a better sense of pace and getting it under control.
Even a minor concussion is still a brain injury, which is what I had. A doctor will tell you to rest your mind.I don't understand the part about how your healing head had you slow down on mental activities. Was it the pyhsical pain distracting you?