In continuation of the "ISTJs and stress" thread, I've decided to inquire about NTs and stress.
What kind of behaviors do you exhibit when stressed?
- 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?
For me, it would, first and foremost depend on the people I'm with.
When I'm around family members or anyone I'm intimidated by or I feel are stronger than me, I tend to be more passive-aggressive and I drop hints that I'm angry, because I often don't know how to let people know that I'm stressed.
When I'm alone or with strangers, however, I tend to yell a lot and throw things around. I get intense bouts of rage. But I'm usually conscientious enough not to throw expensive things around and I only throw things around which can easily be replaced.
I also sometimes do things to get attention.
How is your normal mode of thinking altered when stressed?
When I'm stressed, I become much more insecure, and become worried about how others feel about me. I tend to become much more materialistic or in want of material goods. I also become more aware of my appearance, and moreover, my body.
When I am stressed, I become mindless and not only do I become mentally scattered, I feel scattered, as well. I start something (even something simple) but I can't finish it because I get bored with it easily. I can't concentrate on either my ideas and I can't concentrate on expressing my ideas. I tend to be fidgety and unable to sit still. I also tend to also be more aware of the feeling of my clothes against my skin.
I'll also obsess about the realities that prevent me from accomplish my goals, chiefly money and time. I tend to be the kind of person who wants things done immediately and I don't like doing things unless I feel I know they're going to be worth it.
How do you deal with stress?
In dealing with stress, I tend to overindulge in physical pleasures, such as food, drink, or the rush I get when yelling at others or throwing things around. And I'll often move around a lot physically until I feel comfortable, because physical comfort is necessary for my mental comfort. I also tend to lie down and sleep more when I'm stressed.
What kind of things stress you out?
I'm mostly stressed out by things not going the way I either planned or predicted. I also become stressed when I can't find anything that permanently catches my interest. I also become stressed when I keep trying to accomplish something and I keep failing, which, in turn, makes me depressed and therefore unmotivated.
EDIT: I'll be adding onto this once I do a bit more of self reflection.