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Arrow Coping mechanism - October 13th 2010, 07:55 AM

What coping mechanisms are built into your being and why (if possible)?

1) Sarcasm - I've always related a lot to Spider-Man who relied on his wit to fight all his fears, angst and everything else that came his way. It's easier trying to see the funny side of things, if even for just a moment - makes it seem a little less real.

2) Writing. I'm a screenwriter close to selling my first script to a top studio. I'm like a lot of writers/directors/actors who say it's therapy to battle their inner demons. While success is there, we have a lot of psychological disorders and doubts - don't believe me? Just do a web search.

3) I believe my father's Zeus (I can't prove it). Part of me knows it's just a construct of my mind, but it makes it easier having never known my parents. I'm a psychic and a lot of us "see" a guiding hand - that's the greater part of the reason why I've gotten this far and have succeeded this much professionally. I like to see that 'guiding hand' as my Dad finally in my life, like he's watching over me. That's easier to believe than the opposite. How did it land upon Zeus? Basically we share a lot of personality traits and oddly look similar. I also know nothing about my past and as long as we never come up with a solid possibility of what is "out there" - it's still possible for all I know and that's good enough to get me by.

What are your mechanisms?


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Re: Coping mechanism - October 14th 2010, 12:07 AM

Josh this is an awesome thread, a cool way to see the different ways people cope

mine are
1) renting a dvd and sitting in bed at night watching it. (normaly chick flick)
2) talking for hours with my girlfriends, not in paticular about anything just talking.
3) writing~ anything from short stories to feelings, to things i wish to achive in life.
4) a little childish, j=but hugging my teddy bear and having a good cry


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Re: Coping mechanism - October 14th 2010, 12:18 AM

I agree, this is a cool thread idea.


1. Isolation. I'm not the type to burst into tears and start hugging. I'm the type to lock myself away to think for a bit. I don't like people constantly asking what's wrong, if I'm okay.


2. Physical activity. I've been known to take bike rides in the rain at 2 am. Taking my horse out for a good gallop is the most amazing way to blow off steam. It's a little dangerous going out for a gallop on my own, considering that if I got hurt(very possible with a horse who spooks at his own shadow) I'd be SOL, but going so fast that it literally takes my breath away(and all my problems, for the time being) is worth the risk.


3. Work. And don't stop. Not even to sleep.


4. Find the humor. I can relate to you a lot in the sense that I try to find atleast a little shred of irony or humor in every situation. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.


5. Adderall. See number 3.


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Get so drunk that I can't stand up. Starve myself until I feel better - if not about the situation, than atleast about myself.





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Re: Coping mechanism - October 14th 2010, 12:57 AM

Hey, PunkAlien, nice thread!


1: Sarcasm/wits
2: Music - Since I'm into music composing/production, I also listen to it a lot. It helps me forget about my problems, or it gives me motivation to fight them. Probably the best way of mood shifting I know of.
3: I go cycling sometimes, unplanned, I just sit on my bike and wander off somewhere far away..
4: Coping in various unhealthy ways...
5: Spontaneous "let's get wasted" stuff.





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Re: Coping mechanism - October 14th 2010, 06:03 AM

It depends on what I'm coping with, but here are a few ones I do.
Cry a good cry always makes me feel better. I only like to do that when I'm alone though.
Humor and laughing specifically sarcasm.
Work out at the gym.
Driving with no predetermined destination and the tunes really loud.
Sleep
Calling a friend to vent out all my frustrations.
A glass of wine never hurts either.


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Re: Coping mechanism - October 14th 2010, 06:25 AM

mine would be:
1.talking to my friends over the internet because i know they cant backstab me or tell my secrets because i dont actually know them
2.just listen to music and try to relax
3. probably go have a shower sit down and cry
4.try and forget
   
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Re: Coping mechanism - October 14th 2010, 05:46 PM

Brilliant topic!

Mine are...

1 - I would try to make light of the situation and joke about it and generally try to laugh it off

2 - I will get away for a bit and just play some football outside and focus on that.

3 - Sometimes I just whack on the Xbox360 and just game for a while, escapism if you will.

4 - Fag's I guess this is my biggest coping mechanism when i'm stressed or feel I have a bad day or can't cope the first thing I do is spark up a fag bad yes, a coping mechanism for me? most definatley.
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Re: Coping mechanism - October 14th 2010, 06:05 PM

awsome thread idea-

1. joking around/witty comments.
2. riding my dirtbike. such an adrenaline rush. gets all my frustrations out.
3. working. like nonstop, not letting myself think about things.

i think those are the major ones.




   
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