i am the champion of coping mechanisms:
i am the epitome of denial
"Nothing happened. I am fine!"
i am a paradigm of dissociation
"I wasn't even there. That wasn't me."
i am adept at amnesia
"Abuse? What abuse?"
i am a master of minimizing
"It wasn't really that bad."
i am a virtuoso at justification
"Well, they couldn't really help it because..."
i am an expert at excuses
"I can't deal with it now because I'm too busy."
i am the ace of avoidance
"That reminds me, have you heard about...?"
i am foremost at fantasy
"Let's do another roleplaying game."
i am head honcho of hiding
"If i say and do nothing, then no one will notice."
i am a star at distraction
"I have to see, hear, try the latest everything!"
i am a wizard of repression
"It was a long time ago. Let sleeping dogs lie."
i am nonpareil at numbing
"Give me another one. There's no such thing as too much."
i am king of isolation
"I am a rock. I am an island. And a rock feels no pain."
i am the paragon of overcompensation
"Look: all A's! I got a raise! Another promotion!"
i am a pro at perfectionism
"I just have to get this right before i can rest."
i am a failure at all of the above.
"Eventually, they all stop working."
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho