Saturday, August 25, 2007

vindication. I love the sound of that word.

I don't have a lot of time to post today as my time is being monopolized by my sister who is visiting from out of town. I'll save comments on that for after she leaves tomorrow--wait for it. In the meantime, I have to gloat a little bit with a new quote from my book, Complaining, Teasing, and Other Annoying Behaviors.

The author writes:

"... [The] Type C or Type D personality style [are] both characterized by the inhibition of emotional expression. The Type C personality is the cancer-prone personality. People with a Type C personality are perceived as very nice because they seldom complain and try to avoid conflict.... The result, however, is a decline in the functioning of the immune system, which increases the likelihood of physical health problems. People with a Type D personality are at increased risk for coronary artery disease.... The hormones that are released in response to the stress of inhibiting emotional expression have negative effects on the coronary artery system. People who seldom complain are also at increased risk for depression.... Failure to complain is no indication that such people are quite satisfied. Indeed, they may be very dissatisfied. Ruminating about their dissatisfaction until it assumes gigantic proportions can easily lead to depression."
(2003: Library of Congress, p29-30)

So there, all of you people who think the world just needs to stop complaining. Especially our friends in Missouri. And now that we're talking about them, where are our crappy bracelets? Really.


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