Monday, 23 November 2009

Dealing With Stress From Work

Postby kipparent on Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:54 am

How do you deal with work-related stress? Each personality type has different stressors and copes in different ways. Better understanding of your own stressors and coping mechanisms can help you reduce the tension and anxiety work stress often creates.

When stressed, Guardians usually report being sick, tired, sad, or worried.

Since Artisans are usually optimistic and like taking risks, it takes a lot to get them stressed. But if they become severely stressed, Artisans can act out against others or themselves.

Idealists tend to work for a better future for all, so if things keep going badly and they lose hope, they become stressed. When Idealists experience great stress, they can have muscle or sensory problems.

Rationals search for knowledge, competence, and eternal truths. If these needs are blocked, they become stressed. When Rationals experience great stress, they experience thoughts that tell them either that they must act or think in a particular way or that they must not act or think in a particular way. The outside observer sees the Rational as driven by compulsions or prohibitions.

Here are links to articles on each of the temperaments, and how each of the types experiences, and is able to deal with, work-related stress.

Guardians: Bearing Up

Artisans: Acting Out

Idealists: Out of Balance

Rationals: Appearing Compulsive

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