Anxiety and Panic Disorder Study. . . Why are we the way we are???

How Sensitive And Caring Are You???
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Extreme - 77.8%
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Moderate - 22.2%

 
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Green Grove
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   Posted 11/5/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello!!! 
 
I'm just kind of curious and would like everyone to participate in a little theory of mine.  What kind of personality are you?  Have you always been emotional and almost too sweet and kind to everyone around you (hypersensitive?)?  Have you ever had to put on a front to protect yourself?  I just have a feeling that all of us with advanced A&P are more empathetic and caring that others, and have allowed ourselves to be scared and shy away from people because of it.  Please just share your honest feelings, because this is how I feel, and I need to know :)
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   Posted 11/5/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sam,

As long is this is just you looking for traits that may differ between anxious and non anxious I will leave this.......the only problem is people that are not anxious won't read this so it won't be accurate.

Normally we do not allow any surveys.

Thanks for your understanding

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   Posted 11/5/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I did not know this Kitt. . . My mind is reeling from so much info lately :) I am just curious myself about everyone on here and the level of sensitivity. . . It helps me make more sense out of things :) Thanks for letting me know:) You can remove this if you want, 'cause I don't think it is going to work the way I was originally thinking anyway:)
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/5/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Sam,

Let's let it ride as it is a poll and not a  survey. I know as a person with Anxiety I am sensitive and take things personally but I have worked hard to get past that.  Perhaps the members can discuss what makes them feel sensitive and how do they cope with their feelings.

Okay?

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   Posted 11/5/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sam,

I am a super anxious person, always have been and I worry WAY too much what people think of me. I think sensitivity is a common trait amongst people with anxiety disorder. Does anyone else feel this way? One mildly negative word or gesture can put a bad spin on my whole day..but I'm learning to just get on with it. Slowly.....!

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   Posted 11/5/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Now that's some conclusive data! 100%..anyone else care to poll?

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paniccu
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   Posted 11/5/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I was shy as a kid and cared a lot about what people thought about me. I still care what people close to me think, but as I get older I'm not that concerned about what people I barely know think of me. Life is too short to care about that anymore. I was/am very sensitive and I am very empathetic towards other people. I am pretty social, I wouldn't say I "shy away from people", but I am self conscious and sometimes feel socially awkward. I wouldn't rather be out with a few close friends than at a party.

bigcc_1976
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   Posted 11/5/2008 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Well according to the previous posts I really don't fit the mold.  I am not that sensitive, I have never cared what other people think about me.  I have said many times that I don't care what people say about me good or bad as long as they are talking about me.  I am very comfortable speaking infront of large groups, and this actually helps my anxiety as I am thinking about my subject matter and not my health.  As I have said before my anxiety is health anxiety and it hits me when I am alone in a car and have time to think about my chest and the tightness in my ribs.  Interesting poll.

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   Posted 11/5/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   

ive always been a super confident extrovert. however i am highly sensitive to my surroundings, if that makes sense.. ive always just been me and not cared what people thought most of the time. i do get anxious if i percieve someone to be unhappy or displeased with me. my parents tell me i was always been 'high strung' even as a kid, so maybe the "-partygirl popular extrovert" thing is an elaborate mask that i wore well for a very long time. i dont enjoy confrontation, i am assertive but not agressive. i can be wildly introspective-  i overthink things and dwell on the mistakes of my past.

both of my career paths (nursing & teaching) tend to need patience, empathy and a sensitivity to the needs of others. maybe there is a personality link there? i dont know.

 

hope this helps

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   Posted 11/7/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I had no choice as a youngin to be the parent to my siblings and thru it all I became a drunk ......

I am a very caring and luving person I believe

I have met a person here that is a sister and friend til the end
WE call one another daily ( or more times lol)

I have also found that by coming here I see many more ppl fighting worse probs than I

......ANYONE ELSE

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   Posted 11/7/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a very caring person and before I was sick I often put other far before my own well being. I love working with youth, and being able to geniunly help somebody in some aspect or another.

I'd say that in life we are all given challenges. Some have greater challenges and some have lesser challenges but it doesn't matter what you're challenged with but your ability to overcome those challenges when presented with them.

I've seen people fall apart over the smallest things and I've seen people stay strong in the harshest of circumstances - we're all different and we all react differently - I find it easiest to not judge people for their ability to cope and try to understand that even though they might have it easier than me or harder than me - what they are feeling is still as important to them as what I'm feeling is important to me.
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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 11/7/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think I fit either of these.  I run hot and cold. I can be tough as nails in an emergency or when someone needs me.    On the other hand, I ruminate over things alot.  I used to be shy.  I am however very senstitive to external stimuli - noise, bright lights, lace or anything other than very smooth cotton against my skin, I've always been this way.  Used to throw tantrums as a little girl because my slip itched me or my bobby sox were too rough.  I am empathetic with others, usually. 

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   Posted 11/10/2008 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, interesting poll!
i have a theory that us people with anxiety (especially generalised anxiety) have some lack of a clear sense of self? I also am a helping person and that is what i do for my job and can be very strong for others.
I also am very sensitive to other peoples thoughts about me and will worry irrationally if i think i have done something wrong or said the wrong thing even though i probably have not, not seriously anyway but i catastrophise it!! Especially when i am in an anxious state.
I wonder if we care about others too much and often neglect our own needs? Any thoughts on this? be interested to ear them.

Best wishes to everyone

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   Posted 11/10/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   

jazzy,

I think we take the responsibility for other peoples feelings as we "know they are sensitive" instead of taking care of us" We blame ourselves for speaking up and next thing you know we hear someone is upset with us so we try to fix it.

We are not responsible for other peoples feelings when what they hear is not what we said.

Great input, thank you

Kitt


 

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   Posted 11/10/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe people with anxiety are more sensitive to others because we understand the need to be cared for when things get bad. I'm finding a lot of people with anxiety have lived a difficult life - and maybe it's our understanding that life is difficult that allows us to be so caring towards others when they need it.
 
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   Posted 11/10/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much for your honest answers. . . Maybe it will help some make a little sense out of this madness :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
Sam
 
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