I was thinking about my moods this morning and I want to hear about your moods. Do you consider yourself a moody person, do others? How often do you change moods? Have you ever catagorized your moods?
I'm probably a bit on the moody side. At some point in my life I started becoming aware of my moods and then started identifying them. This became especially important when I was living with loads of stress and had to predict whether I'd attempt to do something stupid. Sometimes I think of my moods as aspects and sometimes I think of them as companions depending on how motivating they are.
My usual mood feels mundane is pretty centered and just a bit defensive. People trying to get me to do things will have to justify themselves, and I'll have to put some energy getting myself moving on something.
Then I have a positive manic mood. I'm not terribly focused and have trouble staying still and I want to talk to a lot of different people or start taking things apart or make something. This happens when I'm in a good mood or exited about something.
My fortress mode kicks in when I react bad to environmental stress, I feel insecure and withdrawn. My responses and expressions are anything but engaging.
If I feel stressed for too long then it breaks into a 'fuck it' mood. It's a break even, release point where I feel I have nothing to loose. I'm most likely to mess with other people in this mode.
Other stress response is an angry dark mood. I feel like I'm projecting darkness around me, and walk around glaring at things and imagining them on fire. There's a kind of glee to it. This dissapates usually within a short time span.
Oh, I also have this mystical mood where everything seems connected and alright. It's very floaty.