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 Are you a Nervous Nonnie?
Nervous O nonnie (32 votes)
33.68%
Nervous A nonnie (21 votes)
22.11%
Calm A nonnie (9 votes)
9.47%
Nervous B nonnie (8 votes)
8.42%
Calm B nonnie (7 votes)
7.37%
Calm O nonnie (7 votes)
7.37%
Nervous AB nonnie (4 votes)
4.21%
Nervous secretor (3 votes)
3.16%
Calm AB nonnie (2 votes)
2.11%
Calm secretor (2 votes)
2.11%
95 Votes Total Last vote Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:18pm by susanC
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Squirrel
Sunday, June 8, 2008, 2:02am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Here's another poll!

Yesterday my A-nonnie DH was driving us through the Singapore traffic. As is the norm, we got cut up by taxi-drivers, had people pull out in front of us without indicating, had the car in front stop suddenly on double yellow lines to let someone out (in 4 lanes of traffic), and had a bendy-bus decide it wanted our lane before we'd completely finished with it.

DH was cool and calm - he does this for an hour twice a day. I've been here 3 years and I was still clutching the sides of my seat and holding my breath through every near miss. DH laughed at me for being so nervous.

When Rebecca (blogger and fellow O-nonnie) came over to Singapore, we spent a wonderful evening with Accidental Chef (O-sec Hunter), comparing personality traits. AC listened in calm astonishment, being unable to relate to any of our nervousness.

So here's my poll. DH is a non-nervous A-nonnie. Bec, myself and another O-nonnie friend are scaredy cats, and AC is a calm cucumber. What are you, and does being a nonnie make any difference?


Note to self: I am me, and also an O-nonnie - I'm allowed not to fit the mould.
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dawgmama
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I am normaly a calm A nonnie, but since I am also a HSP(highly sensitive person), I can switch to being nervous if my life gets too busy. I make a true effort to try to simplify my life, and not be nervous.


"Be as gentle as  possible, and as firm as necessary".   Tom Dorrance-the 'father' of natural horsemanship

How true, for life, parenting, horse and dog training!
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Sunday, June 8, 2008, 9:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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...hmmm it depends on the situation, mormally I am merely calm .....only nervous when overwhelmed and here I take immediately a bunch of magnesium and so that enables me to stand the situation  

but I can be choleric...yeppers..... but much less than in my youth   orrr much better it converted into accidity in words ......to play with words is fantastic ......


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I voted calm.  Even HSP as I am, I manage to take most things in stride as long as I keep my life simple.

I did have a harrowing driving experience last week though, that left me upset for hours.  I was on my way to work, going about 60 mph, coming up a hill.  At the peak of the hill is an intersection, at which this oblivious driver pulls out right in front of me.  Either he didn't see me or didn't care if I hit him.  He stepped on the gas (the back of his car dropped like 6 inches from the pull) and I stepped on the brake, leaving a pair of skid marks 4 to 5 times the length of my car (I miss anti-lock brakes), and a matched pair of flat spots on my front tires to boot.  I came within a carlength of hitting him, and half a second later on the brake and I would have.  I don't get road rage, and I didn't then either, but it shook me up pretty bad.
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I jump at anything.  I put on the imaginary brakes all the time when I'm the passenger in a car.
Our hot water heater is in our bedroom closet.  It is on a timer.  When it clicks on in the morning, I involuntarily jump half out of my skin.


OUCH!!   My dogma was just run over by my karma!
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Sunday, June 8, 2008, 11:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I hate driving in the city with everything rushing at me.  I prefer highway, suburb and country driving.  I voted nervous.


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When it comes to being in a car with someone else driving, I get nervous easily.  I think it is from not being in control and from losing a friend in an accident. Usually I am calm and deal with things as they occur (and get shook up later, after the incident is over)so I guess it depends on the situation.
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Gee drive55, glad to hear you are ok! Scary! Now that you mention it, I voted calm, but they didn't have a category for 'calm till your 16 year old drives out of the driveway'. If that was a category, I'd have voted "nervous!".


"Be as gentle as  possible, and as firm as necessary".   Tom Dorrance-the 'father' of natural horsemanship

How true, for life, parenting, horse and dog training!
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Quoted from RHTeacher
When it comes to being in a car with someone else driving, I get nervous easily.  I think it is from not being in control...


This is my mother to a tee...

Quoted from RHTeacher
Usually I am calm and deal with things as they occur (and get shook up later, after the incident is over)so I guess it depends on the situation.


...and this is me, in most things.  If I'm in a tense situation/confrontation with a person, I stay calm externally, but inside, not so.  I'm not a "quick wit" in an argument, preferring to think about what I say before blurting it out.  Hmm, maybe I should have voted "nervous" instead.
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Yerba Mate makes me calm.  

I tend to stay uptight pretty  much ... well, mostly all the time.  It's a chore for me to relax because my nonnieness and ADD and being an HSP (which probably all go hand-in-hand) make me edgy when I'm around a whole lot of noise. It's always very noisy around here, so I tend to be nervous a lot.  Yerba Mate, like I said, makes me calm.

In fact, I now drink a cup before I go shopping.  Normally I tend to zone out in stores because it's overwhelming and there's too many choices and the music and people make me zone out, unless it's somewhere I go very, very often.  Then I can concentrate better.  Anyway, when I drink a cup of Mate, I can concentrate on what I need and my trip is much faster.  I'd be willing to bet that a teacher would have less problems from her ADD and ADHD children if she gave them a cup of tea before school every day, with parental permission of course.  Wouldn't that be a neat experiment?  I just know what it does for me.  My ADD goes away when I have a cup.


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Quoted from dawgmama
Gee drive55, glad to hear you are ok! Scary! Now that you mention it, I voted calm, but they didn't have a category for 'calm till your 16 year old drives out of the driveway'. If that was a category, I'd have voted "nervous!".


I used to sky dive and that was less nerve racking than when my son 1st learned to drive.  


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I guess I'm more nervous with the unknown. I had some traumatic situations as a child & young adult & maybe I react somehow.
I also don't like pain, so erratic driving surely would make me nervous!!
If I'm in a situation & I don't know how it will be resolved, I am uneasy. But if a friend is going thru a similar thing, I'm all over about encouraging them that it will all work out!
I didn't vote officially, but I think I'm in the nervous category!
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RedLilac, you crack me up! I wasn't as nervous when my daughter started driving. He is more easily distracted, must be all the half-naked young ladies walking around now that the weather is nicer!

You used to sky dive? How cool!


"Be as gentle as  possible, and as firm as necessary".   Tom Dorrance-the 'father' of natural horsemanship

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I know a guy who totaled a really nice truck because he turned to look at a girl while he was driving.  He hit a telephone pole.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

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Quoted from Ribbit
I know a guy who totaled a really nice truck because he turned to look at a girl while he was driving.  He hit a telephone pole.


Yikes! "Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel" as the song says.

I rotated my tires yesterday evening.  It was interesting.  The two front tires (which were, admittedly, almost worn out) had cord showing on those flat spots, and both had little gobs of rubber in the center tread line from where the friction melted the tire during the slide.  I put those two on the back!  At least if one blows out, it won't be as difficult to control the car as it would be if they were on the front axle.
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I put nervous, but would have preferred to see 'high strung' perhaps. I much prefer to do the driving.
I am often awesomely mellow, and can get quite tightly wound up over some things. I'm not one or the other.
drive, glad you're okay.  


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That gives me an idea for a thread.  What kind of car does everybody drive?  I'll call it "From Point A to Point B."


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If I could live in the Yukon, far from the mass lunacy of mainstream civilization, I would.

Yes, I'm a nervous nonnie.

Also, I drive a little green Toyota.  It's inhabited by the spirit of a "Rosie the Riveter" named Olga who owned it just before she died.  She watches over me in traffic, and inspires me to keep the car running good.

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I'm a much less nervous nonnie since I moved into this new home, away from a certain former roommate.
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I'm a much less nervous nonnie since I moved into this new home, away from a certain former roommate.


Was that "certain former roommate" of the "long eyelashes" variety?
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I voted for my 13 yr old A nonnie daughter.  As she matures she's starting to be able to control her fears and nerves a little but a couple of years ago, boy did we have dramas - she worries about everything!


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I voted for my 13 yr old A nonnie daughter.  As she matures she's starting to be able to control her fears and nerves a little but a couple of years ago, boy did we have dramas - she worries about everything!


Awwwww... Poor little rabbit.
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Was that "certain former roommate" of the "long eyelashes" variety?


He may have had long eyelashes, but it didn't help him have an amiable temperament.  Evidently.


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Was that "certain former roommate" of the "long eyelashes" variety?

I didn't notice if his eyelashes were long, because I was distracted by his tongue lashes!

Quoted from Ribbit
He may have had long eyelashes, but it didn't help him have an amiable temperament.  Evidently.

Exactly.  I moved out Friday night, and by Sunday the acute stress of moving had already been counteracted by not having to deal with sharing a home with that guy.
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drive,

Oh, so it was a guy roommate.  Yeah, those can come to fisticuffs pretty easily.  I'm always amazed at how some guys are... my college life was full of roommates that, honestly and truly, belonged in cages or something.
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