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when I was 16 or 17 I decided it would be a great idea to jump feet first in to a neighbors swimming pool. I am blind, and neglected to ask whether it was the shallow end or the deep end. Really really stupid I know! ON the other hand, I might have thought I knew. I usually know. I can keep track, but at the moment, apparently I was wrong or just didn't consider that aspect of things. So, I did this and scraped all ten toes. hahaha! All bleeding! Yes, I am laughing now. and at the time, I just started laughing as I hobbled home, I don't think the neighbor dragged me home. My toes didn't hurt until someone pointed out they were all bleeding. "bleeding" I asked, I thought it was the funniest idea ever. I was hysterical. I was still laughing when my mum bandaged me up, I could have done it myself, at that age, but she was concerned. I was still laughing.
Similarly, I was at a friends birthday party back in middle school, this was when I was much younger. I edged away from her, because of her suggestion in disdain. and I rolled down the stairs. I scraped up my legs really badly but didn't break anything, praise the Lord! I laughed about it even after I got home and mum bandaged me up.

It's like both times, "it really isn't that funny is it?" "uh, I guess it isn't? hahahahahahahaha!"

I tend to laugh off or ignore pain, sometimes if it's really bad I can't, but I don't complain much, I am usually quiet. I don't cause pain or test but I am sometimes but not always afraid of it.
 

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i usually notice my physical body is impacted immediately ... (stubbed toe for instance) ... then it takes a few seconds for the pain signal to reach the brain.. i anticipate it and think.. this is gonna hurt in a few seco.. yup there it is.

the throbbing doesnt bother me... it hurts sometimes, but at the same time it helps me feel my body more... a sense of aliveness... but i dont look forward to it.

my shoulders subluxate... something about loose ligaments. think of an overhand volleyball slam, or throwing a football. happens several times a year... sometimes when im asleep. when it happens i hold onto something and pull it out and back in again. THAT hurts like a mother fucker. instant sweats and a near orgasm feeling when i finally get it back in place. its such a relief.
 

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Physical.

The pain is either a hit, or its coming type of deal. In both cases my first thought is always this> Its coming in or is there and soon it will pass, just like a lame and shitty erection generated by some dumb titz first anal porn interview spreading around the net.

Pain is nice when in a boxing ring. It makes one sharper.

Emotional.

Incoming. At sight. In you. 1st thought. What a fucking surprise. Another looser walking and later, dancing, as they said in vietnam.
 

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It lowers my mood. Some pains do so more than others and out of proportion with how severe the pain actually is. Generally speaking, I'll consider the pain not a big deal and not realize the effect it's having on my mood, although it's much less of an effect than it is for others I think. I have a good pain tolerance and I don't react much at all to quick and sudden sorts of pain, it's the lingering stuff that affects daily activity that gets me down.
 

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Pain has never bothered me, in fact, I constantly have people tell me that I need to take better are of myself. I literally work through any pain I've ever had. Also, if you concentrate on it, it doesn't even hurt anymore - it just becomes a normal sensation. I tried telling that to my sister and she thought I was nuts. LOL
 

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For me there are 3 phases of pain (has something to do with being Si-inferior):
1. I hate it.
2. I go hysterical and psycho.
3. I do not notice it anymore.
 

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I have a low pain tolerance. I focus on it and start to worry that I'm dying tbh. I don't know if it's psychological - I remember doing a module on health psychology and there's definitely something to that - but I really do feel pain easily. I always have pain killers at home or in my bag because I'm susceptible to migraines and cramping. I complain about it to my boyfriend but I won't make a big deal about it in public.

oh wait i'm not a 8,9,1
 

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Also not a body type, but I'm posting anyway.

I feel very aware of whatever pain I am experiencing and I tend to fixate compulsively on it. I can't ever really forget about it when it's there, but my opinion of it varies.

Sometimes I find the pain unpleasant or hard to deal with. But other times I welcome it. I rarely ever take painkillers even if I really should. I like how "real" the pain feels if that makes sense.
 

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When i can still move it's not the pain.
Usually no matter how hard it hurts i can isolate any pain and "freeze" it until i finished what i'm doing. I dont even have painkillers in my house.
And yes i agree sometimes pain is like a fresh breeze, makes me feel more alive but i never deliberately hurt myself physically, my sado-masochistic tendency reveal itself when i cannot achieve something.
When i don't have enough strength, willpower or any other quality needed.
Of course i immediately begin to work on gaining what it is missing, and while i become stronger i'm not only feeling better i also mentally mock and torment that "previous me" that lacked required qualities.
I often use hate and anger to motivate myself become better.So the more i hate and the more i torture that previous version of myself the more energy i get to keep pursue my goals.
The joy is purely sadistic. That previous me that was not strong enough to just get things done the way i want it, and somehow its incapability remained unnoticed for so long! Now it's time to destroy you!
So on one hand i work hard on developing missing qualities and on the other hand i constantly maim that weak ex-me, producing hatered wich produce energy. This anger-hate-engine works really well for me and when i achieve what i want i just turn it off and back to normal until i find another immovable object. (also that's the best way to deal with anger and rage i found yet, using them to become better)

Anyone else who had the same sado-masochistic betterment?
Do you use your anger and rage the same way i do or do you have your own unique techniques?)
 

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I am currently taking part in Pain Therapy in a hospital, and I've noticed that I relate to pain differently than the other patients in the program.

I will try to push through the pain, to the point where the physical therapist will suggest I stop or slow down or modify the movement. Other people seem to stop before they even start, or they talk about it being hard while they are smiling, and not in the tooth gritting smile-or-scream way.

I try to go at it without taking pain meds, or wait until it really stars hurting to take them. When I say my pain is a 6/10 and ask for meds, I am gritting my teeth or biting my hand, eyes damp and clenched, not all 'there' and it's hard to even talk. My roomie will casually ask for meds while saying her pain is a 9/10 as she sits on her bed without support. Other people will talk about being in pain, but be laughing and smiling and chatting at the same time.

I am not sure what 'types' the others would be, and I barely know them so I would not want to guess - but I do think the 8 in my 9w8 might account for my personal attitude to pain.
 

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I have an exceptionally high pain tolerance. I used to tell people that I “block it out” but that’s completely inaccurate. I just ignore it. The difference is like that Fight Club scene when Tyler dumps acid on Jack’s hand and Jack keeps trying to space out, but he won’t let him. “What you’re experiencing is premature enlightenment!” lol Me, I feel it, I just push through. I don’t think I’ve ever blocked something out except people that talk too much.

I’m not a masochist by any stretch of the imagination, but pain can make me laugh. Also, I do get a kind of psychological pleasure from “battle wounds” or injuries I had to struggle through.

And if it’s an annoying kind of pain I will slap/hit said wound to provide some semblance of relief. Sudden/sharp is more tolerable to me than continuous/dull, or worse, nerve pain.
 

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Pain to me is generally ignored, or tolerated. Physical pain is far more intense than mental pain. At least usually.
 

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I might have an "ouch" moment, but then it's out of sight, out of mind. The only time in recent memory where pain left any kind of impression for more than a minute was a year ago when I tore my pectoral tendon on the bench press. Other than that, my pain attention span is maybe a minute or two at the very most, but even then, I'm usually way too mentally preoccupied to worry about it.
 

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My pain tolerance is pretty low. I've tried to strengthen it, but pain is pain to me, both mental/emotional and physical. Knowing this, I try to help others not feel like me. I have a strong memory and I remember a lot of things said to me that hurt, even though I don't believe them, it still hurts that they said it.

So, yeah. I'm going to be in trouble when I get older and am in chronic pain, but oh well. Maybe I can figure something out by then.

Wait, I just realized what section this is in. D'oh! I'm definitely not an 8, 9, or 1.
 

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i am very much late to this thread, but pain usually doesn't bother me unless it's an inconvenience. i skateboard a lot and if i get a leg injury and therefore can't/have trouble walking, it annoys me and i get super impatient with the healing process. if it's just there and i can continue on, i ignore it. i think i have a high pain tolerance, or at the very least i'm just good with unpleasant physical experiences in general, so it's easy for me to ignore them if it's not keeping me from doing something i want or need to do.
 

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I almost never turn down an opportunity to get openly reactive about something. I enjoy being reactive so things like a burn or an inconvenience are a fun way to get "angry."
 
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