How Your Personality Effects The Way You Deal With Stress

How Your Personality Effects The Way You Deal With Stress



How your personality effects the​ way you​ deal with stress
Did you​ know that your personality affects the​ way you​ cope with stressors in​ your life? Some people cope fine with levels of​ stress that others would find crippling. Our reactions to​ stress are partly inborn and​ partly learned throughout our lifetime. ​
Everyone reacts to​ stress,​ it​ just depends on​ the​ level of​ stress you​ can handle before symptoms arise. ​
Some people are really quite bomb proof and​ seem to​ cope fine with a​ multitude of​ stressful situations,​ but even they will eventually react once the​ pressure becomes too much for them.
As we live our everyday lives stress builds up until,​ like an overfull water barrel,​ it​ overflows and​ symptoms appear. ​
Using the​ water barrel simile,​ if ​ you​ open the​ water barrel tap and​ let some stress out everysooften then the​ barrel is​ less likely to​ overflow,​ and​ no matter what your personality,​ you​ will cope better.
How do you​ turn on​ the​ tap to​ reduce the​ pressure? There are many different ways to​ reduce stress,​ the​ way that will work best for you​ will depend on​ your personality. ​
Some people find relaxation / meditation is​ the​ best way to​ relieve stress,​ but it​ has to​ be done regularly to​ have any real effect. ​
Other types of​ people find that taking part in​ energetic sports works best for them. ​
Whether you​ relax or​ work out will depend on​ your personality and​ your approach to​ life in​ general. ​
One thing is​ certain,​ we all need to​ keep an eye on​ our stress levels and​ work consistently to​ reduce them,​ because stress related illnesses are common and​ emotional problems caused by poorly controlled stress levels can effect us all whether we are the​ sufferer ourselves or​ effected by a​ close colleague / friend or​ relatives problem.
Use the​ check lists below to​ find out which personality type fits you​ best.
If you​ are a perfectionist

Obviously,​ everything must be perfect,​ you​ just cant leave it​ alone. ​

if ​ you​ make even one little mistake you​ want to​ repeat the​ whole process. ​

you​ dislike your routine being disrupted. ​

you​ get upset when others do not do their job properly,​ and​ may take over,​ increasing your work load. ​

you​ cant rest till the​ job is​ done to​ your satisfaction,​ no matter how long it​ takes. ​

you​ do all your work to​ your own,​ selfimposed,​ superhuman standards. ​

you​ react badly to​ emergencies or​ change.

These people create their own stress by being too hard on​ themselves. ​
They need to​ be more realistic and​ forgiving of​ themselves. ​
You will probably find that relaxation helps,​ just let yourself have time off,​ build leisure time and​ relaxation breaks into your daily routine.
If you​ seek stimulus
 
you​ habitually take risks. ​

you​ are easily bored. ​

you​ dislike routine. ​

you​ start projects easily. ​

you​ don't often finish the​ project off completely. ​

you​ find the​ little details time wasting. ​

you​ are full of​ ideas. ​

you​ find it​ hard to​ maintain a​ steady relationship.

These people thrive on​ risk. ​
They are the​ bungee jumpers,​ fast car drivers,​ mountain climbers. ​
Their attention span can be short as​ they are racing on​ to​ the​ next thing. ​
These people tend to​ smoke or​ drink too much and​ forget to​ take care of​ themselves properly. ​
Often these types respond well to​ taking part in​ energetic sports,​ to​ burn off the​ tension.
If you​ are an anxious type
you​ feel that people take advantage of​ you. ​

Even small disagreements upset you. ​

you​ are probably too nervous to​ make a​ change,​ even though you​ realize it​ would help you.
you​ lack self confidence. ​

you​ feel vulnerable. ​

you​ say Sorry easily and​ even if ​ it​ wasnt your fault. ​

you​ bottle up anger so well that even you​ don't know its there. ​

you​ just cant say No. ​

you​ fear being unpopular.

These people have poor selfesteem. ​
They often take on​ jobs that are not demanding enough and​ then become bored and​ frustrated. ​
They can spend so much time avoiding things that they miss out on​ living a​ full life. Although relaxation and​ or​ meditation is​ helpful for this group,​ it​ should be combined with methods to​ build self esteem. ​
a​ few hypnotherapy sessions can do wonders to​ build up self confidence and​ the​ effects can be life changing.
If you​ are an ambitious personality
you​ are totally dedicated to​ anything you​ begin. ​

you​ always finish anything you​ start. ​

you​ think relaxation is​ a​ waste of​ time. ​

you​ even dream about work. ​

Work is​ more important than a​ social life. ​

you​ often do two or​ more jobs at ​ once. ​

you​ can focus on​ your present task to​ the​ total exclusion of​ other things.
you​ may forget meal times. ​

People getting in​ your way,​ slowing you​ down,​ make you​ angry. ​

you​ feel that there is​ a​ urgency for every task,​ and​ never enough time. ​

it​ is​ important that others see you​ achieve.

These people are often the​ most stressed,​ but least ready to​ do anything about it! They deny that they are stressed and​ just keep going until ill health forces them to​ stop. ​
These are power driven people,​ often somewhat aggressive when crossed. ​
They need to​ be in​ control. ​
a​ combination of​ relaxation and​ active leisure pursuits can help here,​ as​ well as​ sticking to​ a​ routine which includes time out away from work related activities.
Your personality self assessment
You may be obviously one type or​ you​ could be a​ mixture of​ types. ​
Once you​ recognise certain qualities about yourself,​ you​ may be able to​ find a​ better balance,​ understanding and​ harmony within yourself. ​
You may have noticed that all these personality types are driven by fear,​ and​ the​ reaction to​ fear is​ stress. ​
if ​ you​ recognise yourself here then do something now to​ make the​ changes you​ need to​ make to​ help yourself to​ a​ better,​ happier life.




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