Stress Quiz

How do you deal with stress?

For questions 1-5, choose the answer that fits you best:

In a stressful situation, what are you most likely to do first?
  Do something unrelated to the stressful situation to take my mind off of it for a while.
  Deal with my feelings about the situation first.
  Analyze the situation and deal with it right away.
How do you act when you're under stress?
  I keep a stiff upper lip and hold it all in. The stress doesn't show.
  I may get a bit impatient, but I'm pretty much my usual charming self.
  I'm an open book. You can see how stressed I am by the way I look or act.
When you're stressed, how do you relate to your friends and family?
  I just want everyone to go away and leave me alone.
  I want to talk to someone, but also need to be alone some of the time.
  I really don't want to be alone - I need to have people around me most of the time.
How do you treat yourself when life gets stressful?
  I put my nose to the grindstone and push myself harder.
  I may work a little harder, but I make sure that I still take care of myself.
  I indulge myself in my favorite treats (food, shopping, cigarettes, alcohol, etc.).
When everything is changing around you, how do you react?
  I try to stay in control of everything and keep things the way they used to be.
  I go with the flow and adapt to the way things are now.
  I don't really care about the change - nothing I do has any effect on the way things are, anyway.

Select all that apply to you.

Have you noticed any of these signs of stress lately?
  Trouble sleeping
  Tense, tight muscles
  Crying or feeling like I want to cry
  Sweaty palms, dry mouth, or difficulty breathing
  Upset stomach, diarrhea, or constipation
  Frequent colds, viruses, or infection
  Feeling irritable and defensive
  Trouble concentrating or remembering things
  Anxious, jittery, or nervous feelings
  Avoiding social situations
  Acting more rude or impatient than normal
  Having trouble making decisions
  Increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs

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