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    Your sig makes me want to change my avatar to a porcupine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d@v3 View Post
    What about fear of rejection?
    Lol, without that, I wouldn't be in therapy! Seriously and jokingly. Of course I can attribute it to a sub-par upbringing (moving between houses with no stability at any + substance abusing parents). All that fucks with an ISTJ rather fiercely.

    My ENFP brother seems to have taken it better, but we were both stuck in survival mode until we started seeing a therapist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d@v3 View Post
    Fear is like a poison and can spread like wildfire throughout a group of people. Among other things it can paralyze the mind from making good judgements and decisions.

    Having said that, what is your greatest fear? How would you (or did you) overcome it? What situations have you been in? Other relative thoughts are welcome!
    What's yours?

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    My greatest fear is of being trapped. Or being in a situation where being trapped is perceived as more likely. (It doesnít actually have to be likely, and I can know this, whilst still being afraid.) It doesnít have to be in a completely physical sense, but itís the physical sense that genuinely scares me. It could be anywhere, but underground particularly does me in. I used to have major issues with elevators too. In fact, I think it really developed into a proper fear when I was trapped in an elevator as a kid for... an hour or so?

    Itís not so bad now that Iím a little older (I have no issues with elevators anymore, at least), but I remember when I was on holiday a few years back, and we visited a cave, I was bordering on panic for a while. Once the guide started talking about the cave I was able to get my mind off it long enough that once I focused on the fact that I was 20-40 metres underground in a prehistoric cave again, it was no longer as scary.

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    If I were disabled or crippled in some way that was irreversible.

    If that happens to me I've always told people to pull the plug. Even if there is no plug.



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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    What's yours?

    Well, I have a lot of things I'm not fond of (like rejection), but, I don't necessarily fear them- I just kind of avoid putting myself in those situations.

    I guess the only thing I "fear" is being left alone- not temporarily alone, but for long periods of time (months/years?). I just need the interaction with others. I don't know how to explain it any better than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d@v3 View Post
    Well, I have a lot of things I'm not fond of (like rejection), but, I don't necessarily fear them- I just kind of avoid putting myself in those situations.

    I guess the only thing I "fear" is being left alone- not temporarily alone, but for long periods of time (months/years?). I just need the interaction with others. I don't know how to explain it any better than that.
    Ah. How very ISTJ of you.
    That's why ISTJs sometimes participate in brotherhood-type organizations where that desire for belonging can be satisfied. Belonging is a good thing.

    The biggest fears I started out my life with were fear of rejection and fear of not being perfect.

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    Brotherhood-type?
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    Growing old and addle-brained, with no money, and ending up at the mercy of people who mistreat or neglect me and there's nothing I can do about it.

    Or, loss of independence.

    The other is drowning. It's only this year that I got a car with electric windows because for some reason I imagine being in a bridge collapse and falling into the water stuck in a car with windows I can't crank down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d@v3 View Post
    Brotherhood-type?
    Boy Scouts
    Knights of Columbus
    etc

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