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    Default How do you work under stress?

    I'm curious to see if there's a correlation between how well people work under stress and type.

    Personally, I almost can't work under stress. I basically seclude myself in my room, shut the outside world out, and have a nervous breakdown while becoming obsessed with stupid details. I also tend to get worse at what I do. Working on school assignments is nearly impossible for me under stress, and I can't study well for any subjects that require complex thought.

    It also takes a lot to stress me out though.
    The probability that I was procrastinating when I was typing this post:

    P(have big assignment due) = 0.6
    P(posting on TypoC) = 0.2
    P(having big assignment due | posting on TypoC) = 0.7

    P(posting on TypoC | having big assignment due) = .......


    Eh, I'll finish it later.

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    I work very well under stress. The problem is getting stressed. It never ceases to amaze me how easily I can dismiss apparently imperative tasks without even flinching. Start questioning the imperativeness of said task and all hell breaks loose...the hell of laziness that it.

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    I simply don't.

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    Let's say there's a little bit of optimal amount of stress. It's not very much, basically, if my day is sufficiently full but not excessively I work best. Any amount of stress over this (low) threshold results in a situation similar to what's described by the OP, I become rather obsessed and can't focus very well on tasks.
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    I actually function well under stress, by locking everything down; I don't have emotional explosions, I tend to get more detached if anything at first.

    However, if the stress gets too large/inescapable and keeps going far too long, I become utterly unproductive. And prone to freaking out... if I don't withdraw by that point completely.

    I had to function under a lot of stress as a child, without showing any fear or emotion about it (because it wasn't safe). That can be useful sometimes, but it also involved a lot of detaching and emotion-smothering.
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    It depends how you define working well.

    Like Jennifer I lock down. Then I push through till I'm finished.
    You can't see that I'm stressed but I'm spent when I'm done.

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    don't get stressed easily...but i go into hyperdrive i think...super fast clear headed mode and work it out.
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    Depends on how much stress. Too much, and I have a panic attack before anything happens. Too little, and I don't care about the project. But once the stress has reached critical mass, I compartmentalise the work into sections, alot the needed amount of time for each section, and work within those constraints. Though, I also alot plenty of time for breaks so I don't lose my mind.
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    The thing is that I don't get stressed in general. I can be somewhat annoyed if there is too much things to do and too little time. I could use more stress in life since I am too phlegmatic in some cases.

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    I'm easily stressed by minor incidents. Under pressure I have a harder time concentrating and as a consequence of my ever lasting fidgitiness I'll start pacing between jobs. Sometimes I obsess about every little mistake I've made/might make and how it will cause a chain reaction of bad voodoo. But it's a completely different story when the element of danger is added to the situation. Then I'm calm, calculated, and often take some form of leadership.
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