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    Default are physical manifestation of extreme emotional situations common to NTs?

    while facing emotions that they are not quite capable of dealing with, is it common for NTs to have those emotions manifest themselves physically?

    to give my own example, after i lost my stepson, my mornings have become a ritual of waking up looking for him, realizing i can't reach him, followed up by panic attacks (according to my doctor), which i had to research to confirm (i don't trust my doctor). sometimes i had them a few times a day.
    i have had nothing of this sort before, no anxiety disorder, nothing heredity to indicate this.. as far as i can tell its just an emotional situation i can't mentally contain so it manifested itself physically.

    i am wondering if similar or perhaps more subtle physical manifestations of new emotional state one isn't equipped to deal with are common for NTs in particular?

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    edit: i may have worded this wrong so just to be clear: i have lost my stepson because my marriage failed and i have no legal right for him and can't demand any access or visitation rights, he is alive and well with my ex-wife. now let's focus on the question at hand.

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    Complete opposite really, they manifest mentally in a somewhat detached from the physical sense

    When I cry though my arms tingle but that's about it for the physical

    Sorry for your loss

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
    PTSD. It can happen to anyone. Highly sensitive people and the ambidextrous are more likely to suffer from it. Also, if you have a tendency to stuff emotions and not deal with them, they will come out somehow, as panic attacks or other behavior that won't seem to be connected to the original event, like risk taking, raging or numbing out with substances.
    It's not hereditary. It's the bodies normal response to overwhelming events. It can be dealt with and overcome with therapy from a specialist in PTSD.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    I'm sorry for your loss.
    PTSD. It can happen to anyone. Highly sensitive people and the ambidextrous are more likely to suffer from it. Also, if you have a tendency to stuff emotions and not deal with them, they will come out somehow, as panic attacks or other behavior that won't seem to be connected to the original event, like risk taking, raging or numbing out with substances.
    It's not hereditary. It's the bodies normal response to overwhelming events. It can be dealt with and overcome with therapy from a specialist in PTSD.
    Good luck.
    Or drop a few ecstasy pills. http://www.time.com/time/health/arti...004887,00.html

    Kidding of course, see a doctor

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    I'm really sorry for your loss.

    To answer your question, yes, I think physical manifestations are normal regardless of type. Maybe NTs are more vulnerable in a way because they tend to stuff their feelings more. You can control emotional expression but the body never lies. At least that's the case with me. When I undergo really emotionally intense situations, I may act calm on the outside but my bodily reactions are strong. I typically exhibit some of the following symptoms:
    Rapid heartbeat
    Muscle tension
    Trouble sitting still
    Dry mouth
    Insomnia or tiredness
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    I'm really sorry for your loss.

    To answer your question, yes, I think physical manifestations are normal regardless of type. Maybe NTs are more vulnerable in a way because they tend to stuff their feelings more. You can control emotional expression but the body never lies. At least that's the case with me. When I undergo really emotionally intense situations, I may act calm on the outside but my bodily reactions are strong. I typically exhibit some of the following symptoms:
    Rapid heartbeat
    Muscle tension
    Trouble sitting still
    Dry mouth
    Insomnia or tiredness
    Blushing
    Yep. I find symptoms to amplify in particular if one pays attention to/identifies with the mental noise. What would otherwise be rationalized away can manifest when there is an emotional attachment, logical or not.

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    edited the OP to clear some confusion that may have happened.
    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    I'm sorry for your loss.
    PTSD. It can happen to anyone. Highly sensitive people and the ambidextrous are more likely to suffer from it. Also, if you have a tendency to stuff emotions and not deal with them, they will come out somehow, as panic attacks or other behavior that won't seem to be connected to the original event, like risk taking, raging or numbing out with substances.
    It's not hereditary. It's the bodies normal response to overwhelming events. It can be dealt with and overcome with therapy from a specialist in PTSD.
    Good luck.
    thanks but i'm fine. i have learned to see them coming most of the times, i learned of a way to breath that helps me calm it down, soften the blow and sometimes even dodge the bullet, i sometimes have enough time to get to the bathroom when it happens publicly. its not fading or going away, and i acted a little bit insane for the first few months (relatively to me anyway), but i am learning how to live with this, function like a healthy human being, work on projects, laugh, have fun, socialize, scheme, brainstorm crap, everything... i can handle this.

    and i don't suspect PTSD. i had lost close people before and i have went through my entire army service and one of the most badly handled wars my country has gone through without developing PTSD. i have pretty much always being able to laugh it off. i think if i had any inclination towards PTSD it would show itself by now.

    no, this is more like... dread. i experience it more as constant dread of needing to protect and care for and nurture and love someone with every bone in your body and not being able to see anyway to get there. it's usually in the back of my head but it doesn't take much to tip me over... i just handle it better when it does.

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    I'm very sorry for your loss. Yes I completely agree that we can have physical manifestations due to extreme emotional situations.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Maybe NTs are more vulnerable in a way because they tend to stuff their feelings more.
    I agree this can be a big reason for it. There isn't a great deal that will do it to me but I get things like...'

    Headaches for days.
    Inability to focus which only exacerbates the problem.
    Insomnia
    Withdrawn (much more than my usual decompression time every day).

    You should find a doctor you can trust. I research every bit of info but, mine knows this and is very interested in what I am finding. We can work together to find a solution. I've never had panic attacks but something close a couple times. I think it's the body's way of resetting and saying - Woah. Hold the fuck up! You need to pay attention to these problems! You have to listen to it.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    I tend to channel those emotions into repetitive action for something positive

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    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueMixture View Post
    I tend to channel those emotions into repetitive action for something positive
    like what?

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