What are your personality\'s like?

Posted on: Fri, 07/12/2002 - 10:37am
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pHi. I was just wondering what types of personality's you think you have and if you think that your peanut allergy has had any extreme effect on it.br /
I'm 33 now.When I was young I was very quiet,shy, and happy. In my teenage years I felt more like an outcast with good amount drug and alcohol abuse. Later on I'm much more sociable and a bit of a work aholic. I don't like to travel (I like to eat at home) and do seem to have a good share of mood swings. It's been years since any drug use but I'm still a bit of an alcoholoc (4 to 5 drinks a day but that might just be my irish blood).br /
I'm pretty sure that my personality has greatly been affected by my PA. I believe if it wasn't for that I would probably be a completly different person traveling the world eating exotic dishes without careing what was used in preparing them.br /
My memory is not the best either. I tend to have a short attention span and I usually have to meet someone a couple times before I remember them. My wife says it's because I don't eat peanuts. Elephants never forget because they love peanuts. She even claims that her memory isn't good anymore because I don't like her to eat nuts either.br /
I'm asking because I never new anyone else with the same allergy as me./p

Posted on: Tue, 07/23/2002 - 12:17pm
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My 14 yo is the one with pa - I think he's a cautious/shy person in part because of his allergies but also because he's a first born. I was just wondering if you are ever less cautious around food when you are under the influence. I worry that if my son succumbs to peer pressure and dares to experiment like other teens, he might feel invincible or whatever and drop his guard around food (he is also allergic to milk and eggs so he really does have to watch almost everything)

Posted on: Wed, 07/24/2002 - 12:29am
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EdF,
If peanuts were so good for the memory, I would think standardized test scores for elementary students would be sky high across the board everywhere and, well, they're not.
As for personality, my son is almost 6 so who knows how he'll be in 15 or 20 years, but he is absolutely one of the few kids I've come across that are amazingly cheerful. You know the type, the people who are always social, smiling, and see the bright, sunny side of things. His eyes exude a sparkle that I see in only a handful of kids. My three other children don't have that personality. Hopefully it will serve him well in school and he'll be pretty resilient to the challenges he'll face. After all, he and his little brother call each other peanut-heads, peanut-butter heads onion-heads, and what not and he laughs about it all the time. I try to work in the fact that in school, some people may call him names like that for teasing, but then again, maybe they won't. We'll see, and hopefully, it won't affect his personality.

Posted on: Wed, 07/24/2002 - 12:49am
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Ed,
I am a PA Adult - My PA was not an issue when I was a kid - my parents didn't know about it - I just avoided nuts, but was able to eat creamy PB - weird. I had a full blown ana. Reaction as an adult. Anyway - I was somewhat shy as a child/teen, I really have become less shy as I got older -and now am pretty friendly and outgoing - I have a terrific memory and I love to travel - although since my big reaction in 97 I am a lot more nervous about flying - I even cancelled a big trip to Greece about 3 years ago b/c the airline would not accomodate me - but I can't complain b/c that is when I started dating my husband - so I obviously was not meant to take that trip! I do prefer to eat at home, but am willing to go out if its a restaurant I have been to before. If I didn't have the allergy I know that I would eat much more exotic foods, I like to keep it simple and easy, especially when eating out.

Posted on: Sat, 04/19/2003 - 10:16am
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I think my PA made me more assertive and self-confident. My parents and DR. slowly put the handling of my medical problems in my hands. Before I left for University, I was pretty much in charge of my own meds, and precautions. They did forget to tell me not to take Benadryl. I nearly took a header off a 3rd floor balcony looking at the pretty lights after being given benadryl (instead of getting sleepy benadryl makes me hyper ironicly the initial reason my parents were told no benadryl was it had lowered my mother's blood presure to a dangerous level.)

Posted on: Tue, 05/13/2003 - 4:31am
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Well I have always been very sociable which is probably a good thing at 18. It has made me that bit more cautious though. But I honestly don't know whether it has affected my personality really. Interesting thread.

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