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High Anxiety
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:48:17 AM »
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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 10:03:29 AM »
i got an 89... but i already had a lot of the physical symptoms before i had ptsd
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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 10:16:01 AM »
I got 13.

But luckily I am not superstitious.

Your score on this scale was quite low, indicating that you are generally satisfied with life and are able to handle the fact that there are things beyond your control. You likely feel pretty good about yourself on the whole, and don't experience a debilitating amount of worry over the future. Individuals with this profile are typically able to find some kind of meaning in their lives, which alleviates the occasional feeling of futility. You may have the rare flashes of existential anxiety from time to time but are able to get a grip on them before they send you on a downward spiral. This positive outlook certainly has a profound effect on the way you view the world and your role in it.
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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 12:25:10 PM »
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You have a fairly high level of existential anxiety, which can be best explained as a sense of dissatisfaction with life and a feeling that things are somehow beyond your realm of control. Overall, people with such an outlook often feel helpless, as though nothing is predictable or stable, and wonder why they are not as happy as other people appear to be. They may sometimes feel out of control, afraid of the future or even question whether life has any meaning. Your flashes of existential anxiety could send you on a downward spiral if you don't get a grip on them. Adopting a more positive outlook could have a profound effect on the way you view the world, your role in it, and your level of anxiety.

But it's because there's a lot of things happening (or not happening). Deep down I'm satisfied with what I've got and wouldn't want to "switch" lives with anyone else. You can't always be happy.
 

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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2015, 01:06:42 PM »
I got a 33.

Wow, Greg, you must really be a happy-go-lucky guy if you can score as low as 13.
 

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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 01:24:50 PM »
I got a 24.
 

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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 01:25:41 PM »
I'm right about where I expected I would be. I've always been an anxious person, even as a kid. It's my normal.  :shrug:
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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 03:26:27 PM »
I got a 33.

Wow, Greg, you must really be a happy-go-lucky guy if you can score as low as 13.

Nah, just jaded.  Lost the will to live.

If a nuclear bomb went off now I'd laugh heartily.  My tax return is due tomorrow.
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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 05:18:07 PM »
Scored 7.   

Of course, I'm a phlegmatic who can usually relax more than a fat cat.   Some people have concerns that my ability to brush things off has the negative affect of making me care too little about certain things.  Perhaps that's so.   I'm sure there's a downside to every personality.
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They could not see the bitter smile
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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 06:45:53 PM »
27. I'm pretty happy with that.
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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 11:00:30 PM »
20.  Would have been probably been near 0 but self-employment forces a person to ponder problems on a constant basis.  That triggers false positives on the tests.  There's a major difference between dwelling on problems and worrying about them.  Engaging and removing obstacles and dodging disasters are enjoyable activities.

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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2015, 12:14:20 AM »
Scored 7.   

Of course, I'm a phlegmatic who can usually relax more than a fat cat.   Some people have concerns that my ability to brush things off has the negative affect of making me care too little about certain things.  Perhaps that's so.   I'm sure there's a downside to every personality.

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Re: High Anxiety
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2015, 01:18:28 AM »
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