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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:25 am 
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I am also an introvert. I am an INFJ on the Briggs-Myers scale, which is extremely rare, especially for a male. Guess I would describe it as an empathic introvert. I love helping people, which is why I have worked with children and the homeless so much. It makes it difficult because when I see people in pain or struggling I feel very much for them. I also beat myself up way too much.

However, with Therapy I am learning to deal with this. I have done tons of work, so I look at it as a gift. I am actually going to be going for my counseling masters soon.


In regards to withdrawal. This Sub withdrawal has been pretty easy overall. The hardest part is that my family is aware of what I am going through, and they will get suspicious I guess. I have to carefully explain everything to them (for my own sake at the very least):

"I am feeling tired because of my medicine"

"Clonidine slows you down but it helps with my muscle tension"

"This is only a temporary thing, you know I have been preparing for this for a long time".

Etc, Etc, Etc.

I always tapered when using full agonists, but I just pretended to be sick. Those were always quick and dirty (using other substances to try to mask) tapers. This one feels controlled.


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stephent - I am an INFJ too..crazy!! I took the test 14 years ago though, so I'd like to take it again to see if anything has changed. I think I've hardened a bit in the last decade and a half.


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