What is it about me that makes people assume I'm always stressed out? I am so not tense right now and yet I have people patronizing me and making comments about how stressed I am. It's like, I appreciate their concern, but at the same time, quit petting me on the face with your "Everything's gonna be alright" mantra. I know it's going to be good--I'm honestly not worried. I know I'm sounding totally witchy right now--I hate that I sound that way. I guess I am just upset because this happens often and I have really tried to figure out what it is about me that I need to change so people don't get this idea. Do I come across as a generally unpleasant and uptight person? Do I need to smile more? Do people assume just because I want to talk details about something it means I'm freaked out about it? Just because I want to make sure all our bases are covered, and things are well-thought out, that means I'm a stress-case? I know I like to plan, more than most people do, but that doesn't mean I'm going to boil over with anxiety.