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4 Habits Of A Stress Addict

Stress is an emotional disorder that makes you anxious, hopeless, angry, sad or afraid about a problem. But sometimes this problem doesn’t even exist.

According to psychologists, the happiest people face stress many times.

In order to stay away from stress, it is recommended to exercise, sleep enough and eat well.


Unfortunately, due to work or health problems, stress can be acute and can last for the lifetime.

Which Are 4 Habits That Show An Emotional Addiction To Stress?

1. THEY FIND DRAMA OR IT FINDS THEM

Military veterans have a high exposure to stressful situations in combat and often are thought of as ‘adrenaline junkies’ who crave the ongoing rush. A stress addict who purposefully finds drama in order to feel a rush may be doing a similar behavior by adding increasing risk or drama to normal daily situations.

Stress or adrenaline junkies have a tendency to engage in risky health behaviors, for example, drinking to excess or driving recklessly, and this may be due to low dopamine levels in their brains. Researchers find that people with lower functioning dopamine activity in the brain puts them at risk for violence, because it motivates them to experience aggression’s hedonically rewarding qualities, just like an addict.

Frequently arguing is a sign that someone is emotionally addicted to stress. The brain releases dopamine when a person believes that they have ‘won’ an argument in addition to the adrenaline of having to ‘fight’ for the win. This neurotransmitter combination can be an addictive positive feeling that stress junkies crave over and over. Escalating the emotional state intentionally may harm the relationships people have, so the help of a mental health professional is suggested if someone finds their behavior to be negatively impacting connections with others.

2. THEY EXPECT RESULTS IMMEDIATELY

Those who are used to getting their way will often take control and order others around, which then creates stress for others. Why do you need to drop your things for their thing? Issuing instructions and expecting you to jump makes you seem bossy and impatient, but if these actions do get results, it may be feeding their stress addiction.

3. IF THERE’S NO PRESSURE, THEY ADD IT

Creating a rushed deadline to push your level of activity to a furious pace is a trait of someone who is emotionally addicted to stress. Objectively seeing a deadline without the emotion of stress associated with it, or being able to manage stress response by planning work appropriately, is a more effective response.

4. WORRYING IS SOMETHING THEY DO WELL

Thinking of the future is a sign that you’re emotionally addicted to stress because, although you can plan for the unknown, you can’t predict what will happen. Living in the present moment is difficult for those who enjoy the emotional rush of stress.

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