This personality trait described me perfectly. It's almost scary. Stoic The stoic personality trait consists of people who hold in their emotions. They have difficulty opening up to people and expressing their emotions. The idea of speaking about one's emotions and feelings seems awkward to these people. They rarely show anger, sadness, love and sorrow. They hold in their emotions as a way to be in control of their life. People with the stoic trait repress or ignore their emotions. As a result their unconscious mind creates TMS symptoms so they do not have to recognize that they are angry, sad, or even joyful. (Pain Free for Life, 114-116). Do you have a stoic personality? Do you find it awkward or difficult to express your emotions? Would you say that you may get a little angry or a little frustrated, but rarely have extreme emotions? Does being in control of your emotions make you feel like you are in control of your life? If people saw you express your emotions, do you think they would think of you negatively? Are you embarrassed to cry in front of your friends and family? Excited about relearning the treatment methods and doing this program. Realizing now that getting back into therapy is probably the way to go because my anxiety/obsession about my physical symptoms are high. Think I need to relearn how to express emotions/cry- which sounds weird.