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    long term panic: routine, lack of choice
    panic rush: rooms full of people, flying in a jet (heights in general)
    Oh yeah?

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    Great thread.

    Its interesting because I've experienced panic a couple of times in the last year or so, previous to that I'd have thought, no, I couldnt really experience it because I can keep my head more easily than others in a crisis or challenging situation, calm, cool and calculating composure characterise me for the most part. I've got good supports too. Often I think about situations which are disasterous as challenges, exercises to try in and grow and develop as a consequence or talk to others about afterwards or write about.

    However, this last year I had two bad climbing experiences in which I experienced my body physically rebelling against me, the gasping, dizziness, even wretching and barfing, I've discovered that its become part of my psyche now so similar situations which are strongly associated with the original traumatic events will trigger physical stress. Its good to find and know your limits.

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    - Tight spaces (I have a minor claustrophobia issue)
    - Walking alone in the dark (I have minor issues with paranoia as well)
    - Emo friend statuses on FB (I'm serious, I'm always the first to call and make sure they're ok)
    - Dentists when they're poking around in my mouth.
    - Getting needles
    - Loss of control

    More to come likely, but that's what I've got off the top of my head.

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    I guess it's similar for me a what has been mentioned several times. In real emergencies, I calm down completely and simply do what has to be done. It's also about the only time I actually take charge of anything, I usually follow the herd, but in an emergency I just go "you do this, you go there, calm down, I got this". Would be convenient if I could tap into that more often, but oh well.

    The situations that cause me to panic are also the more social kinds. My girlfriend wanting to talk to me about our relationship, or asking me what I honestly think of her, or us, just shuts me down. It doesn't even have to be that something has gone wrong or is going wrong, sometimes she just wants to talk, but it sends me into a state of blind fear. I get frightened to death of giving "the wrong answer", even though I know she just wants to know what I think, regardless of what it is. But I always end up staring off into the distance and become incapable of forming thoughts, let alone words. It's very hard to answer "all right, let's start easy: what are you thinking right now?" when your mind has become wiped clean with fright.

    But besides "honestly opening up", there's not really anything that scares me or causes me to panic.

    Edit: Wait, yes there is. Dancing people. I have an irrational fear of people dancing near me. This probably sounds really weird, but it's the truth. I never dance, and people who try to get me to dance (beyond tapping to the rythm with my right foot) creep me out and cause me to panic.

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    I can't think of anything that has made me panic, or even imagine something that would. Generally I can handle stressful situations well, because my mind is constantly "dozing off" and needs to be sort of activated by external stimuli to fully function. It is like the only time I feel really stable is when the world around me is really hectic.

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    fear of doing the same thing over and over again or getting "stuck" somewhere

    being rejected or "abandoned"

    the thought of dying alone

    mac trucks, and people who drive recklessly

    lack of money

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    Quote Originally Posted by GemPOPGem View Post
    I can be pretty highly strung so i get panicky when i have too much to do which generally comes about as a result of taking too much on and not having enough time to fulfil it. It's just that everything seems so important i find it hard to prioritise.
    Also being late to pick up my kids is a trigger. I'm never actually late but i panick if i think there is a remote possibility that i will be.
    In emergencies, i become calm, aware, and think uber quickly in the most organised fashion. I step outside the situation as if it is in slow motion. I think the slow motion thing has been mentioned already.
    I do the same thing in a real emergency! Usually what drives me into a panic are either intangibles (like being rejected/abandoned) or imagining "what could possibly go wrong."

    A lot of times when a real emergency comes I just become clear headed and do things. I was talking about this in another thread, about NFPs becoming STJs under stress, and in that case of real emergencies, it seems to be quite literal.

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