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Post Reply do you believe it's a skill to keep calm?
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Posted 6/25/15
Eh it depends. It can be acquired as a skill, or it can be apart of someone's personality. Growing up in a stressful environment will make you a bit more resilient. So alot of stupid things you can shrug off or be calm with. It's both to be honest. Some people dont know how to handle stress, some do.
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I just don't get angry. I don't know if it's a skill because it isn't something I have to think about.
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its a skill for me to smile when i really really really want to jump the counter and strangle the life out of your eyes and watch you turn funny colors as you die.
i tend to scream alot in cars after dealing with people i dont like, like everyone, lol. im an emotional and mental train wreck waiting to happen. tee hee.
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OH HELL NAH IT AIN'T NO SKILL I CAN STAY CALM WHENEVER I WANT!
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Posted 6/25/15 , edited 6/26/15
There is two ways to think about this.

1) Either the stimulus itself really doesn't stimulate you as much as it does others, for example you see an old lady get mugged and have no emotional reaction to it.

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2) You have a emotionally reaction but are able to ignore it / manage it.

The second one is a skill just like pain tolerance is a skill. You can improve at it. You can become better at rationalizing not reacting to an emotion for example.
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20 / M / Hungary
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Posted 6/25/15
Hm..
It can be skill, in my opinion, but it can be just matter of fucks given..



I'm always chill, because I don't really care about a lot of things (not anything!!), so in my case, it's not skill, I'm just uninterested.
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27 / M / Louisville, KY
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Posted 6/25/15
I can be very calm and avoid getting angry. I think it is something you're either born with or not. Some people will attack or get angry at anything and it could lead to negative consequences but those who snap easy don't think about that before acting. The ability to act calm in face of something aggravating knowing acting on that aggravation could lead to you being put in a bad place is an important survival mechanism. I would say the vast majority of people would sooner turn off their brain and just let impulse take over and deal with the consequences later if any.
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Posted 6/25/15
I am just a very calm person and it takes a lot to get me to react to something. I wouldn't say it is a skill at all just think of it as me ignoring the situation amd not really caring.
Posted 6/25/15 , edited 6/25/15
I'd like to have that.
I feel you have to train to LOOK calm. But it might be a skill to BE calm.
People say I look/sound calm like. But really, I'm like internally screaming like all the time.
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28 / M / Clinton, NY
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Posted 6/25/15
Nope, that's what whiskey is for.
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22 / M / Arizona
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Posted 6/25/15
I think its easy to be calm its weather you choose to be or not. There was a point when I was in high school where I chose to not be calm because i thought it would be more fun. Eventually I decided I wanted to be relaxed until I had no other choice. It totally depends on whether or not you want to make the sacrifice.
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30 / M / New York
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Posted 6/25/15
Its a skill. Because you have to be able to control and sometimes suppress your emotions. And for alot of people thats easier said then done.
Posted 6/26/15
It's a skill i'll never be able to have,
Aha, I feel sorry for the people who have gotten close to me.

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Posted 6/26/15
Depends from person to person, it can be a thing you acquire through surviving stressful ordeals and coming out unscathed. It can be something you inherent from the friends and family around you. It can just be apart of you inherently with your personality. Or you just don't have the capacity to gain it, have it or even use it if you do have it.
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Oh yes, especially with my mentally-ill mother. It's so hard not to rip her head off and burn it alongside with her body.
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