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Stress Management for Health Course

Stress and Personality Self Test

 

 

Circle the number closest to where you belong between the two extremes:

 

Don't mind leaving things temporarily unfinished

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Must get things finished once started

Calm and unhurried

about appointments

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Never late for appointments

Not competitive

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Highly competitive

 

Listen well, let others

finish speaking

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Anticipate others in conversation, interrupt, finishing their sentences

Never in a hurry, even

when pressured

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Always in a hurry

Able to wait calmly

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Uneasy when waiting

 

Easy-going

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Always going at full speed

 

Take one thing at a time

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Try to do more than one thing

at a time. What's next?

 

Slow and deliberate

in speech

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Vigorous/forceful speech,

use a lot of gestures

 

Relaxed

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Hard-driving

 

Express feelings openly

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Hold feelings in

 

Have a large number

of interests

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Few interests

Satisfied with life

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Ambitious

 

Never set own deadlines

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Often set own deadlines

 

Feel limited  responsibility

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Always feel responsible

 

Never judge things in terms

of quantity, just quality

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Quantity is more important

Casual about work

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Take work very seriously

 

Not very precise

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Very precise, careful about detail

 

Concerned with satisfying

yourself, not others

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Want recognition from others

for a job well done

 

Slow doing things

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Fast doing things

 

 Stress and Personality Type - Answer Sheet

 

Score:         

110 – 140

Type A

 

Clients in this category, especially if they are over 40 and smoke, are likely to have a high risk of developing cardiac illness and should take strong measures to reduce stress.

 

 

Score:         

80 – 109

Type A

 

 

 

Clients are in the direction of being cardiac prone, and should take strong measures to reduce stress.

Score:

60 – 79

Type AB

 

Clients in this category are a mixture of A and B.  This is a healthier pattern, but they have the potential to slip into A behaviour and should recognise this.

 

 

Score:         

30 – 59

Type B

 

 

 

Clients are generally relaxed and cope adequately with stress.

         

 

Score:         

0 – 29

Type B

 

Clients are relaxed and cope well with stress, they are unlikely to develop any stress related illness.

         

 

 

 

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