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.
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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.
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.....!
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.
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
Post Edited (Mazfire) : 11/5/2008 10:18:25 PM (GMT-7)
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