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How Stressed Are You?

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How Stressed Are You?

Many people ride the rolling waves of stress, clenching their fists and holding on for dear life. Others just breeze calmly through life's ups and downs. The rest of us lie somewhere in the middle, dodging stress storms when we can and using our best coping skills to keep afloat during those inevitable rough tides.

Fact is, stressful situations are a part of life. But how you respond to stress and how it affects your health is all within your hands. Take this quiz to find out how well you manage stress. Answer the following questions as you would typically react in each of the situations listed below, then click Done. Don't worry, there are no right or wrong answers.

  1. Do you try to do as much as possible in the least amount of time?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  2. Do you become impatient with delays or interruptions?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  3. Do you always have to win at games to enjoy yourself?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  4. Do you find yourself speeding up the car in order to beat a red light?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  5. Are you unlikely to ask for help with a problem?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  6. Do you constantly seek the respect and admiration of others?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  7. Are you overly critical of the way others do their work?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  8. Do you have the habit of looking at your watch or clock often?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  9. Do you constantly strive to better your position and achievements?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  10. Do you spread yourself too thin in terms of your time?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  11. Do you have the habit of doing more than one thing at a time?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  12. Do you frequently get angry or irritable?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  13. Do you have little time for hobbies, relaxation or just time by yourself?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  14. Do you have a tendency to talk quickly or hasten conversations?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  15. Do you consider yourself as someone who is driven?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  16. Do your friends or relatives consider you as someone who is driven?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  17. Do you have a tendency to get involved in multiple projects?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  18. Do you have a lot of deadlines in your work?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  19. Do you feel vaguely guilty if you relax and do nothing during leisure time?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never
  20. Do you take on too many responsibilities?
    Always    Frequently    Sometimes    Never

Source: Academic Resource Center, Sweet Briar College