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I've underwent a massive personality change this summer. HELP.

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posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 08:56 PM
I just wanted to share something that's been on my mind for a really long time. I've underwent a massive personality change over the summer. I need some help with trying to cope with it. I've already written about it in my journal. Basically what happened is that I used to be like even just last year- I was so introverted, my goodness. I was really closed in to myself. I was afraid of disclosing personal information... and I was always caught up with something I was thinking about. I've essentially undergone a major change this summer. I've become a lot more open to other people and I've really changed how I look at my relationships now. In the past relationships were something hard for me. I would always have difficulty talking to other people. I find that I am doing it more with ease now. I can keep up a conversation longer now without saying anything stupid. I am not like the extrovert type though. I know I am not. But I'm so much more open than I used to be. I am a completely different person than how I used to be a long time ago. Before I was only thinking about reality... now I pretty much am confident with myself and I am confident in my own opinions and my abilities. I am able to be myself. I can be who I am. It's easy. But I just need a little help coping with it. Have you ever underwent a personality change like this over the summer? How have you coped with it during the school year? I would like to know. I just don't quite know how to deal with this.

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 10:13 PM
I actually have the same story (essentially), which is what drove me to log in since god knows how long and post.

Although mine is slightly different. I was much more introverted because of my rather fulfilling Junior year in High School. Some of that was due to lack of social skills, most of it, however, was due to my complete usurpation by conspiracy theory. Basically, I didn't find a good balance.

Over the summer, I met some girls, which served as the ultimate catalyst for 17 year old guy. Plus, it was a wake up call to just how badly I was going to screw myself if I didn't change my attitude and personality.

So here I am, a far different person than when summer began; I am not nearly as cynical, I'm not on my tippy toes waiting for the world to end. I think that the best anti-globalist weapon is to stop thinking about the rest of the world and deal with your life, your family, your friends.

A word to people like me; just stop caring about the world. Keep your friends and firearms close, but don't ever become bitter or fool yourself into thinking you can save the world.

Good luck with your stuff OP.

posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 11:41 PM
My story is a bit different from yours. We have a same kind of story. But with me... I was talking last year a bit... but like now I am so much more confident in myself. I have a good balance I think with the conspiracy stuff and real life stuff. I'm able to balance it out. I can talk to people about my views, and, I can talk to them about other stuff. I also try to make sure not to totally bore people with stuff about politics. I think I've found a good conversational flow. I am better at talking to people now. I mean, like as before it was hard for me but now it comes to me more naturally. I didn't mean to post this just as to share a story but I really would like advice as to how to cope with it. I haven't really been this open in my life. I don't know how I'm gong to handle it this upcoming year at college.

[edit on 18-8-2009 by Frankidealist35]

posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 12:04 AM
I am somewhat like the OP too. I was introvert much but things changed when I got my first job...

The thing is, you need to control, control, control - yourself. Don't betray yourself by trying to be something you're not. We are like that for a purpose, go figure!

The only reason I switch to 'extrovert mode' is to sometimes entertain and calm people in tense situations but I always go back to myself, the introvert when I need to do something related to my ambitions/dreams/purpose in life.

I use emotions and personality to control the situation, not to let the situation control my personality, my emotion, and eventually, me.

posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 11:55 PM
It is called growing up, young one. Everyone changes at various stages of life and you are in a period of personal growth wherein you are becoming more of the person you will be as an adult. More self-confident and more outgoing.

Nothing to be afraid of. In fact, it is an experience to be enjoyed.

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 07:31 AM
reply to post by Frankidealist35

I'm not trying to be rude or anything, I just think your age might have something to do with it. May I ask how old you are. You don't have to say exactly, but if you were to say young, mature, middle aged, elderly, that would give a general idea.

I'm middle-aged. I just arrived. Its a personality changing event so I do understand what you are saying in the OP. Just curious.

By the way, are you happier now that you've changed?

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 09:12 AM
reply to post by Frankidealist35

Kiddo, it's called growing up. We've all gone, or are going through, or will go through it. Happens to all of us eventually, or hopefully...

It can be a bit of a shock to realize one morning that "hey, I'm not that little kid anymore...". You may not have noticed, but I can guarantee you, others have.

Welcome to a new world.

posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 08:43 PM
I think its great that you were able to grow the way you did. I think you are actually excited with your new self you dont know what to do now. Just enjoy life and know that people will be impressed with your new outlook on life.

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