I'm an intense person. I think it's something I've always known about myself, but have been noticing more and more as my job becomes increasingly more stressful.
Good things about being intense are that I am focused and driven (most of the time).
Bad things about being intense are that I become loud, flustered, and frustrated because I can not get everything I want to get done fast enough. This often leads to emotional outbursts that come so fast I can't control them.
I'm not sure, but I think in this case, the bad outweighs the good by A LOT.
For athletes, intensity seems to be the pathway to success. I can't say the same for intensity in the working world. At least, not the way intensity manifests itself it me.Yesterday, I was frustrated because someone wanted to add another task to my plate. Today, an operator got upset with me because I wanted to have someone else try to process parts to see if we can get a different result. I intensely overreact and can't seem to control my emotions. I'm sort of at a loss...
So here I am wanting to add another trait about myself that I would like to work on (worrying about things I can't control, self-doubt, and over-analyzing are some others.)
As is typical of me, I started out by Googling "Intense Personalities", to see what information I could find on the world wide web. Surprisingly I couldn't find much... A few people asking questions about it on Yahoo! Answers, but that was all.
Next up, searching the blogs. There's a blog about everything, so I figured I would be able to find some useful information this way. Again, I couldn't find much...
Maybe I should try Googling some other word combination. There have to be SOME other intense people in this world lookin' for a change.
Do any of you have what you would call an "Intense Personality"? Do you have any suggestions or resources of how to best use this personality trait to my advantage?