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    "What kind of behaviors do you exhibit when stressed?"
    -I freak out. I might as well act as if the world is ending. I run away from anyone and everyone and criticize them in the security of.. my car for example. I tend to yell a lot and cry a lot as well. I also kind of go into an existential crises and adapt some sort of a solipsist outlook on reality.

    "How is your normal mode of thinking altered when stressed?"
    -Well, I normally am not quite such an easily angered person. Like I said earlier, I feel impending doom in the future, like nothing is going to get better. It is extremely negative.

    "How do you deal with stress?"
    -Somehow or another, a solution is reached after time after I spend hours sorting things out in my mind. Talking to people very rarely helps me. They tell me, "it is going to be alright, everything will be fine" or other things of that nature, but I normally have to reach that conclusion in my own mind and rationale before I ever feel better.

    "What kinds of things stress you out?"
    -Being told a lot of things to do at once, being forced into any sort of a situation that involves conflict, and having any sort of my values criticized or put down.

    I hope that could help in any way, shape, or form!

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    What kind of behaviors do you exhibit when stressed?
    When stressed I usually start obessing over small details usually making myself more stressed. When really stressed I get physically ill.

    How is your normal mode of thinking altered when stressed?
    I become really panicky and hysterical. "OMG I gotta do THIS! OMG I gotta do THAT! OMG! OMG! OMG!" etc.

    How do you deal with stress?
    The best way for me to deal with stress is to get a grip. I'm the type of person who will obsess and obsess and run around in a small circle not going anywhere unless I'm suddenly jarred from the stress itself. Usually hearing my boyfriend say: "Hey, TK...what are you freaking out for?..Relax!" really helps.

    What kinds of things stress you out?
    Money, parents, school, my boyfriend.
    I am known for being brutally honest...brace yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    In continuation of the "SJs and stress" thread, I've decided to inquire about NFs and stress.

    My questions:
    • What kind of behaviors do you exhibit when stressed?
    • How is your normal mode of thinking altered when stressed?
    • How do you deal with stress?
    • What kinds of things stress you out?
    Lately I've been overwhelmingly stressed, so I'll just answer what I've been doing NOW (haha).

    1. I either get withdrawn or needy, depending on the stresser. I'll also break plans frequently when I'm normally the type to stick to them - kinda get flaky. There have been instances when I've quit everything going on in my life when I'm stressed. I'll get stuck in analyzation mode & not take much action. I'll get impulsive (and I'm the furthest thing from an impulsive person), but I never do impulsive activities gracefully - as in if I go out drinking, I'll make a mess of myself. If I go shopping, I'll spend money wayyy out of my budget. I'm guessing a naturally impulsive person would have a little more control than I do. I hate to admit it, but I can start down the road of blaming others for my stress and setting up unrealistic expectations of others. Physically, I'll stop eating when stressed.

    When I'm dealing with prolonged stress, I'll start personalizing everything & head towards depression. I'll also have more of a tendency to cry & let my emotions out when I normally have a good amount of control over them. I'm known to get into freak out mode & sometimes get hysterical.

    2. Hmm... PANIC. I totally panic. Also, I can take on the martyr egocentricity, so to say. I'll think everyone I've overextended myself to (usually the cause of the stress) "owes" me, but I'll keep thinking that I need to sacrifice all of my needs for them. I tend to see things more from my point of view (which is right, duh - kidding!) instead of looking at something from all points of view like I normally do. I also "go too far" by not recognizing when to stop and leave the subject alone - that switch just doesn't turn on when I'm stressed. I'll occasionally take on the "I'm going to save the world" mindframe or the opposite "I hate you all for making me do so much for you" when nobody is actually making me do anything. I'm sure it's very annoying to others.

    3. Small amounts of stress are usually dealt with by resolving the problem, usually with a compromise, and moving on from it mentally. I wish I could say I threw myself into a hobby or some mindless activity, but I don't at all. Long term stress leaves me feeling lost and unable to cope & I've sought therapy in those instances.

    4. Constant demands from others seem to be the one thing that is guaranteed to drive me straight over the stress edge. However, I tend to bring it upon myself because I enjoy helping others. I think it's the when the "taking advantage of me" line is crossed. Also, I'll get stressed when I don't get enough private recharge time and when I overschedule myself and can't complete anything. I get extremelly stressed when others are angry with me.

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    When I get stressed, most likely to go into Te mode and think all can be fixed with a checklist approach or bulldog attitude. It eventually wears me out...

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    * What kind of behaviors do you exhibit when stressed?
    I don't talk for at least a week. And I may eat more or less.

    * How is your normal mode of thinking altered when stressed?
    Way altered. I turn into a total jackass.

    * How do you deal with stress?
    I don't, really. I just listen to music to keep me busy.

    * What kinds of things stress you out?
    Life. People. Stupid stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    What kind of behaviors do you exhibit when stressed?
    I become clumsy and angry. I feel pressure on my chest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    How is your normal mode of thinking altered when stressed?
    Well, I don't think as clearly and the annoyance with the situation pops up repeatedly to interrupt my thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    How do you deal with stress?
    Take a walk. Listen to angry music... I'd like to scream, I'm sure it would help, but I am worried someone will hear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    What kinds of things stress you out?
    Annoying/angry/ignorant people. Things I need to remember. Responsibility.

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