stress is in your mind.Wow nice descriptions guys.
I can relate a lot to feeling inferior to others and having self image problems that are "in my head". I compensate for that which can feel depressing at times. Being criticized makes these worse. I did however notice not long ago that it is mostly in my head and should ignore it. It's been working lately and have regained confidence through that. I think mainly because the opposite of what I thought about myself has been shown to me.
Btw I detach from feeling too much when I'm confronted with a situation where another person is having an emotional breakdown. I understand what is happening to that person, where it is coming from and what I need to do :\...but I don't feel together with that person. The feelings rush in later when I allow them to or by that time they have dissipated. I feel very strongly thou when it comes to my own feelings and base decisions with those in mind. Have been looking at the INTP description due to this but it doesn't resonate much with me *sigh*.
Could this be a type 5 thing or it is just the huge amount of stress I'm under most of the time?
you are not under stress. you are stress. when you know that, maybe you won't stress as much.
haha idk. i guess i don't agree to that 100%.. but you should never be under a "huge amount of stress most of the time". how old are you, btw?? jw so i can try to figure out why you choose to be under a "huge amount of stress most of the time."
and to the bold, I relate. i basically hallucinate what others are meaning or thinking.
idk how to explain it right now, but basically I feel like the intensity within me is on my sleeve and people realize just how x, y, or z i am at any given time.
such as being socially awkward for instance. i read too far into things.
If i'm by myself, it's better. but if i'm with someone else, it's like my intense self-absorption has to be put into check, and this isn't always comfortable/desired.
which is why i'm glad my gf deals with me so well. she's very helpful for taking up the slack when i'm stuck in my moods.
i literally kept saying I hate my life last night over something i lost worth 20$ (that I couldn't replace.)
even after she found it, I hung on to the mood for like 15 minutes.. a new wave of contentment finally washed over me, though. i just had to get out of that mood..
ima reply more to the main thread eventually