I guess it has sort of become my main characteristic to my personality. It is also how I am comfortable channeling my stress and anxiety. I feel that even though it may make me appear to be very anxiety ridden and nervous, I am far more at ease and relaxed in “grabbing the bull by the horns” and addressing my issues through direct communication. I would love to hear from several responders about what they have noticed in relation to their friend or family and how they handle their anxieties regarding a traumatic injury. Another way I channel my stress and anxieties is to go to the gym and sweat it out. It is important to remember that aside from your close family, you can’t always trust everyone.
Sometimes it is better to speak to a therapist whom has signed and is covered under the confidentiality clause. People are social animals and it is natural for people to discuss and share things. I found that out the hard way soon after my injury. I mentioned something to somebody who I thought I could trust; evidentially this was not the case and I chalk it all up to experience. I would love to hear from everybody who has had an experience with this type of social interaction with a person post TBI. As always I thank you very much in advance and I look forward to each and every unique response.