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Resisting and avoiding ordinary demands

Riko's blog: PDA and more.

PDA characteristic number one: resisting and avoiding the ordinary demands of life.

This seems to be the crux of PDA, avoiding or resisting demands in order to avoid or reduce anxiety. Anxiety can be a horrible thing to feel, for me this most commonly manifests as a sick feeling in my stomach. Usually I can quash this feeling, either by removing the thing causing the feeling (a demand) or by focusing on something else and completely ignoring the feeling and what is causing it. If the anxiety becomes worse I can feel sick to a point where I refuse to eat (because how can you eat when you’re feeling sick?), my hands can shake, I start to stutter and/or stumble over my words, I can become mute, I can become really irritable or angry, I have an almost irresistible urge to attack whatever or whoever is near me or causing…

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