I pretty much deal with everything internally. I've never been one to journal about my feelings and stuff or put it down on paper. Occasionally I like to bounce ideas off of people I trust, but I rarely find it helpful to work through things by putting it writing.
I've been dealing with two big things lately; my career/job search and a new friendship+ (with a female). In order to address some of the weaker parts of my personality, I've started a job search notebook where I've been recording everything from ideal job attributes to a plan of action. I've been pleasantly surprised by how much it's helping.
As for the lady...I think I might like to pursue a relationship, but there are one or two things I'm not sure about. I just opened a Word doc, and for whatever reason, I wrote almost 1,000 words about it without hesitation. It was the strangest feeling to see my innermost thoughts and feelings put down in writing, but it was surprisingly freeing.
It's the strangest feeling, but it's been helpful. I'm just curious whether any of you have ever done much of this. Did you find it helpful or not? What sort of things like this have you found useful?
P.S. If you're here to question my personality type, f**k off.