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How High-Strung Are You?


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    Check off all that apply:

    1. ✓ You’ve woken up annoyed for no reason.
    2. ✓ You’ve woken up annoyed about something that happened in a dream.
    3. ✓ You’ve woken up worrying about something that happened a loooong time ago.
    4. ✓ Contrary to all advice, you’ve gone to sleep angry.
    5. ✓ In fact, the phrase “angered myself to sleep” makes perfect sense to you.
    6. ✓ You’ve broken an alarm clock.
    7. ✓ You’ve broken two.
    8. ✓ You’ve spent more time just staring at yourself in the mirror trying to determine if you’re acceptable today than you spent actually getting ready.
    9. ✓ You’ve attempted to intimidate your hair into looking good: “lie flat or else!”
    10. ✓ You’ve ruined your appetite by thinking about something embarrassing you did ten years ago.
    11. ✓ You’ve “accidentally” kicked the ankles of people who walk slowly in front of you.
    12. ✓ You’ve felt bile rise in your throat at the sight of a long line.
    13. ✓ You’ve given death glares to people who don’t immediately shuffle up a space when the line moves.
    14. ✓ You’ve vocally expressed your displeasure at non-shufflers.
    15. ✓ Oh my god, you’ve pushed someone, haven’t you?
    16. ✓ It’s been a long time since caffeine had any effect on you.
    17. ✓ But you think you need a large cup of coffee to function anyway.
    18. ✓ The phrase “take a chill pill” sends you into a completely un-ironic bout of rage.
    19. ✓ You’ve warned people about the dangers of sneaking up on you.
    20. ✓ Because you’ve accidentally smacked someone for tapping you on the shoulder.
    21. ✓ You can never tell if your heart is racing because you’re nervous or just because you’re awake.
    22. ✓ Your doctor has had some words with you about your blood pressure.
    23. ✓ But your doctor can STUFF IT.
    24. ✓ You’ve found fingernail marks on your palm from clenching your fists too tightly.
    25. ✓ You’ve chewed your pens and pencils until they’re unrecognizable as writing implements.
    26. ✓ You’ve had to hold onto something to keep from lashing out at someone.
    27. ✓ You’ve had to bite down on something to keep from lashing out.
    28. ✓ You’ve been physically restrained by your friends, who were trying to keep you from lashing out.
    29. ✓ You’ve been angry in a house.
    30. ✓ You’ve been angry with a mouse.
    31. ✓ You’ve been angry with a fox.
    32. ✓ You’ve been angry in a box.
    33. ✓ You’ve quietly raged when hearing the phrase “please hold.”
    34. ✓ You’ve had to perform deep-breathing exercises when hearing the “please hold” music.
    35. ✓ You’ve considered throwing your phone in a river because crappy reception makes it impossible to talk.
    36. ✓ Yikes, have y— did you really throw your phone in a river?
    37. ✓ Did that make you angrier?
    38. ✓ You’ve wanted to clock someone for telling you “please be patient.”
    39. ✓ And you taste metal in the back of your mouth when you hear “thank you for your patience.”
    41. ✓ Okay. Okay. Breathe. You’re cool. You’re fine.
    42. ✓ You’ve ended a friendship because your friend was always late.
    43. ✓ Not because you’re a jerk but because being LATE shows that your friend doesn’t VALUE YOUR TIME.
    44. ✓ The one time you were late, your blood pressure mounted with every extra second it took to get where you needed to go.
    45. ✓ Just thinking about being late makes you mad.
    46. ✓ Just thinking about a lot of things makes you mad.
    47. ✓ Just….thinking….makes you mad.
    48. ✓ This quiz is making you mad.


How High-Strung Are You?

  1. You’re not high-strung. You’re actually quite laid back. Even if this result was wrong and said you were really high-strung, you’d probably take it in stride. Keep on keeping on, you chill person you.

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  2. You’re a little high-strung, aren’t you? That’s okay. You’re a couple of yoga classes and some Relax tea away from keeping your cool. Remember to take care of yourself, OK?

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  3. You’re high-strung. But you’re also super effective at getting stuff done because you make it work in your favor. Channel that nervous energy into SUCCESS! Go go go!

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