I am .... animated.

Yell at the tv/monitor
2 (50%)
Stand up when it gets intense
0 (0%)
Move around in place
0 (0%)
Full on blown standing up moving around cursing at the tv/monitor cus your character isn't moving as you told it to.
1 (25%)
Combination of some of them.
1 (25%)

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Re: Are you an animated gamer? If yes, How amintated?
« on: April 29, 2013, 10:00:20 pm »
Umm... anger management?

Just joking :D

I get angry all the time when gaming, I just control it and don't let it affect others or me or anything else. Everyone gets angry, it's how you act on it that makes you an awesome guy or a jerk that no one likes to game with :)

Especially in multiplayer games like Dota I used to get really frustrated and would literally curse under my breath and really try to get back at the player who messed me up. Then I realised it was affecting my enjoyment of the game, my performance at the game, and affecting other people too, friends teammates etc. Now I've changed my mentality. During Dota, this is my checklist when something makes me mad:
Was it my fault?
Yes = ah well, think about how I can improve so it doesn't happen again
No = ah well, nothing I can do then, think about what I can do now

In any situation, just think rationally. Sit back, ah well, and think about what you can do now to fix it rather than on what's already happened. That immediately kills the anger and activates the positive part of your brain.

Sounds like that came straight from a text book. Haha.

Well, yes you are right, in if you let it effect others. However, every human requires some sort of stress relief. Which comes in a huge variety of ways, because everyone is different.

While logically, the "safest" way to deal with stress, is to stop, take a deep breath, and rationalize the situation. There are people who are not rational thinkers, so that is not the best way for that person to deal with stress. So they may have to do something like, go play a sport, or something physical; Others may need to just rant and rave for awhile until they've cooled down.

Now while I do get very animated when I game. It does not effect the people around me, it may decrease/increase my gameplay depending on why I'm getting animated. However, it is never directed at another person, just the game itself or me.

I am actually a mixture of doing something physical, ranting and raving for awhile, as well as rationalizing it. I use different methods depending on a variety of factors; Such as level of stress, previous mood, time of day, level of tiredness. The list goes on from there, but you should be able to get the idea.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not thinking straight if I'm stressed out with anger, so it's not like a math equation that I calculate in my head. It is more of something that has become habit after a lot of practice.
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