Discover How Your Personality Can Impact Your Stress Level
Have you ever noticed how some people are seemingly unimposed by things like stress and worry? These people seem to go out of their way to thrust themselves into scenarios that you yourself would find mortifying. Ever wonder why this is? Well, if you aren’t aware of it: your personality plays a major role in the way that you
cope with the stress of daily living.
Our reactions to stress are partially in our nature and partially learned throughout our lifetime. Everyone reacts to stress, it just depends on how much stress you can take before the symptoms start to appear. Of course, some people appear to have a tougher shell and defend against stress just fine despite being presented more than their share of stress-inducing situations.
However, even the toughest of people will eventually break and react once the pressure of stress becomes too overwhelming for them. Without fail, every single day that we’re alive, the stress continues to build up. Just
like say, an overly filled water barrel. Once it overflows, the repercussions occur.
Continuing with the “water barrel” simile, if you were to open the tap of the barrel and let some of the water out every so often, then the barrel is far less likely to overflow. No matter what kind of barrel, what size it is, and so on. Now relate this back to your own life, your own personality, and those around you. No matter what, if you manage to let out a little bit of “water” (stress) regularly, you’ll find that you’re able to cope far easier.
With that in mind, one question arises: how do you turn on the ‘tap’ to reduce the pressure and alleviate the stress?
Not surprisingly, there are countless different methods for reducing stress. The important thing here is that the method that works best for you will often depend upon your personality and even the situation at hand.