When I am stressed I have a tendency to indulge in excessive sensate behaviour - too much wine, cigarettes, internet, etc. Not typical NT behaviour - quite the opposite.
However, more than one person has commented that I look extremely calm under pressure and seldom if ever flake out, although they don't get that I might be just as upset but just don't look it. Usually I only get angry when my Time Out is "rudely" interrupted. I don't get much of it these days and hanker for a quiet place to skulk. It's problematic when someone does not get the leave-me-alone hints - tantamount to a slap in the face - and I'm liable to lapse into biting sarcasm, something, I am not proud to say, that I can be very good at. One thing I have noticed at work when I'm stressed out: I tend to try to accumulate and manage lots of detailed information that is probably irrelevant to a project. It can be quite compulsive and probably indicates some time out is required, with a glass of wine and a cigarette of course.
The biggest problem is overwhelmingly trying to plan and control future events (obviously impossible) this often gets me in a bind and I end up thinking about the same thing over and over. This can be compulsive and leaves friends exasperated.
Thanks for your posts Uberfuhrer - always interesting to hear your views.