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Title Montrose Voice, No. 257, September 27, 1985
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date September 27, 1985
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript SEPTEMBER 27, 1985/MONTROSE VOICE 7 Dr. Didato's Personality Quiz Are You a "High-Voltage" Type? By Salvatore V. Didato, Ph.D. Special to the Montrose Voice News-America Syndicate A hard-bitten oil tycoon was once asked if he had ulcers. His reply was, "I don't get ulcers, I give them." Living intensely is a way of life for some people. More than 80 million prescriptions for tranquilizers are written annually to help people keep their emotions in check, but some don't succeed. Their overreac- tions often cause detrimental results for themselves and others. At the JohnB-Hopkins University Medical School's Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Leonard Derogatis has devised lengthy questionnaires to identify individuals who don't handle stressful events well. The quiz ahead is based on a number of such tests which assess a person's style of handling difficult life situations. To learn if you, when irritated, are likely to "drop the bomb on Luxembourg," answer each item as follows: Rarely—1; Sometimes—2; and Often—3, then read on for explanations. 1. You grow quite impatient when you must wait in line. 2. You work hard, play hard and try to be the best at what you do. 3. You easily become annoyed when held up by someone in traffic. 4. You are more of a go-getter than most of your friends are. 5. You slam and break things when you're angry. 6. It irritates you when people don't take you seriously. 7. You shout at strangers when you become annoyed (i.e. when you drive, while you shop, while on the job). 8. You hate to lose at things you attempt to do. 9. When you are angry, you speed up and do things faster, (i.e. drive, eat, walk, etc.). 10. You don't easily forgive and forget when someone has offended you. □ Explanation The quiz items, you will notice, are all overreactions, which display an intensity usually unnecessary to cope with the situation. A healthy personality engages in a kind of psychic economy of its own. It responds to life with the effort and energy reasonably appropriate to deal with events—not much more and not much less. A wife who jumps up and rushes to answer the door, a teenager who walks fast or gulps his food, a manager who slams his desk or who repeatedly jabs the elevator button would all be examples of over-extended behavior. Clinical psycho] ogists look for this "too-muchness" quality in behavior to judge it as neurotic. People who avidly play games with a hidden vengeance to win are usually displac ing their hostility toward their opponents It's fair to say that occasionally everyone acts intensively, but it doesn't necessarily brand us as maladjusted. However, some high-tension individuals actually strive unwittingly to maintain a high level of stress for themselves. These "adrenalin junkies" spill more adrenalin into their bloodstream than most of us. To them life isn't exciting unless it is lived at a high level of anticipation and excitement. They push themselves and take chances to create a sense of adventure and keep themselves in a state of pleasure and excitement. Research at Harvard University shows Voice Quiz that intense types drive hard to gain mastery over life. They are argumentative and competitive. They are over-sensitive to slights by others (items 3,6,10), they make up for shortcomings by overcompensating in the things they do (2, 4, 8), and they scapegoat others (1, 5, 7, 9). □ Score The quiz identifies the above traits. The more you answered True, the more you tend to be an intensive adaptor to daily living. Total your points and check the meaning of your score. 0-15 points—Low key and easygoing. 16-23 points—Average range of emotional responses. 24-30 points—You're living in a pressure cooker. Perhaps it's time to relax more and gain a better perspective on life. r^% Exercise regularly- 13 CONTINUOUS HAPPY HOURS 7am-8pm PATIO BAR NOW OPEN STIFF DRINKS ICE COLD BEER HOT MEN New Sound—Live DJ.— Great Music DJ. MARDI COLEMAN ALWAYS: 50<t DRAFT BEER I I. Atlciim. I Ml 611 Hyde Park 528-9079
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