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Posted 12/16/16 , edited 12/16/16
How do you like to handle stressful or uncomfortable situations?

I've been wondering this as my only response to an stressful or uncomfortable situation is to just ignore it and stay silent until it blows over. For example, I find it very uncomfortable to talk on a voice chat or in real life. In these situations I just stay silent and only speak when I absolutely need to speak. And when it comes to stressful situations I mostly just bottle it up while I attempt to defuse the stress in the stressful situation like for example finals. In finals I just did that I had to do in order to get rid of the stress which is finish the finals.

So what do you think.
How do you like to handle stressful or uncomfortable situations?

Posted 12/16/16
As a supervisor at my job I'm almost inclined to be one of if not the first person to speak up
I also like to do that awkward smile some people do when they're in uncomfortable situations, but I just deal problems as they come. If it works out then awesome, if not then such is life and I move on
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I try to get out of it as soon as possible while still trying to be polite, like if I accidentally meet someone who I'm uncomfortable around and get wrapped into a conversation I just use my superpower of not being about to hold a conversation to get out of it once they also sense the awkwardness and we both feel better after getting out of that situation. In the case of something like finals I just try to get everything over and done with ASAP but I still try my hardest so I guess I escalate the situation before defusing it?
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My choice is to avoid those altogether. If not possible, then deal with it as it happens. Fight or flight.
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If there is no escape, I just face it.
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If it's not something important, I'll avoid the situation. If it is important, I tend to like to barrel through and get the best and fastest results. I usually prefer to deal with things face-on.

I've also gotten really good at appearing not to be anxious/stressed out (I'm pretty much always freaking out internally, so it'd use way too much energy to look like how I feel all the time). So, I look calm and try to remember that whoever I'm dealing with is probably as freaked out as I am and that it's all probably not as bad and terrible as it seems in my head.

I usually find that once I've stuck myself in the situation, it's not so bad and I can relax.
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Just talk.

Sometimes people need to hear exactly what you're thinking, and if they had any sort of respect for you, they should accept it as a warning, or actual feelings.

Now I hate getting into stressful or uncomfortable situations, but you can easily avoid them by talking. It doesn't matter if I didn't ask you first, we can solve it one way or another.

sometimes people actually respect me, I don't know why. Maybe they don't want me to get to that point, but to accept my kindness for a friendship.
Posted 12/16/16
Ignore it till it drifts by.
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I go to my safe space, color in some books and play with play doh with sudden outbursts of crying every now and then
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i dont
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I will sometimes after deliberation just make the choice to face it head on which can sometimes appear like I'm repeatedly ramming my head against a wall. Otherwise give it time usually that tends to allow things to sort themselves out naturally.
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I drink whiskey right out of my flask. I go to therapy and talk it out sometimes. Within the moment I'll usually come across somewhat neurotic and portray an attitude of false confidence instead of appearing visibly anxious (I've been told I'm quite convincing although if one pays attention there's a lot of signs). I like to do jigsaw puzzles when I'm stressed too.

Other than that, I avoid many of those situations.

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Posted 12/18/16
when dealing with people..

my advice is to take control of the situation

I work in customer service/support

so when a customer started out with "FUCK" right after i picked up the phone simply because he/she was on hold for quite some time due to the high volume of people calling in for service/support..

i'll not waste my time with those people

I will ask that person to call back when he/she is ready to talk and can clearly explain the situation so i can help

i guess to some people..they think using profanity will get you quicker service? eh.. maybe it will work on the newbies

but i've been doing this for 5+ years now


after work i would like to recommend you to do some exercises to relieve the frustration during work..

take karate or boxing, etc.. pretty much find something to punch!! you can also stay in shape too! it's a good stress reliever + good night sleep

you will be ready for work the next day !
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1. Imagine fictions and fantasies in such a manner that I attain a decreased awareness of my surroundings.
2. Philosophize in such a manner that I attain a decreased awareness of my surroundings.

Either methodology has thus far generally been reliable in decreasing personal stress or lack of comfort in scenarios where they are initially abundant.
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I find generally speaking treating most people like the worthless and over dramatic idiots they are does wonders for defusing any situation really. If that fails I can always find solace in the fact they are worthless and over dramatic idiots who like to criticise those who do something while they do nothing. As you can see I generally don't care for the vast majority of people .
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