Is your personallty stess-prone ?
1a. Are you competitive and aggressive
at work and in
sport and games ?
If you lose a few points in a game do you give up ?
Do you avoid confrontation ?
2a. Are you ambitious and anxious to
achieve a lot ?
Do you wait for things to happen to you ?
Do you find excuses to put things off ?
3a. Do you like to get things done
quickly and often
become impatient ?
Do you rely on other people to spur you into action ?
Do you often rerun the events of the day and worry about
4a. Do you talk fast, loudly, and emphatically
a lot ?
Can you take "no" for an answer with equanimity ?
Do you find it hard to express your feeling & anxieties ?
5a. Do you get bored easily ?
Do you like having nothing to do ?
Do you always accommodate other peoples wishes not your
6a. Do you walk, eat, and drink quickly
If you forget to do something, do you not bother ?
c. Do you bottle
things up ?
Add up your score. For every "yes"
answer to an a
question: score 6. For every "yes"
answer to a b
question: score 4. For every "yes"
answer to a c
queestion: score 2
You move at a high-stress pace and
might be prone to coronary heart diseease, ulcers, and other stress-related illness. For your own sake, slow down, take time
to relax Look at your philosophy of life and perhaps take up a non-
competitive hobby in your free time.
You are relaxed and free from stress.
However, a certain amount of stress is healthy and a spur to positive achievement. If you want to achieve more. Consider being
You create stress by inaction. First
try to relieve any
symptoms of stress, then start a campaign
to build up your
confidence, self-esteem, and assertiveness.
Make a list of
your good points and concertrate on
Although there is a certain amount
you can do to alter the
way in which you react to situations
and to people around you
STRESS SCORE CHECKLIST
What is your stress score ?
How many of the following life crises
have you experienced
in the last six months ? Add up your
score on this events table, worked out by Dr.Richard Rahe of Washington Medical
School, to find out how much "stress
cushioning" you need.
Death of spouse.
Death of close family member.
Personal injury or illness.
Losing a job.
11) Change in health of a family member. 44
12) Pregnancy. 40
13) Sex difficulties.
14) Gain of a new family member
15) Business readjustment.
16) Change in financial status.
17) Death of a close friend.
18) Change to a different line of work. 36
19) More or fewer arguments with a
20) High mortgage of loan.
21) Foreclosure of mortgage or loan. 30
22) Change in responsibilities at work. 29
23) Son or daughter leaving home. 29
24) Trouble with in-laws.
25) Outstanding personal achievement. 28
26) Spouse beginning or stopping work. 26
27) Beginning or ending school or college. 26
28) Changes in living conditions. 25
29) Change in personal habits.
30) Trouble with the boss.
31) Changes in work hours or conditions. 20
32) Changes in residence.
33) Change in school or college. 20
34) Change in recreation.
35) Change in church activities. 19
36) Change in social activities. 18
37) Moderate mortgage or loan.
38) Change in sleeping habits.
39) More or fewer family get-togethers. 15
40) Change in eating habits. 15
43) Minor violation of the law.
Add up your score.
100 and over.
Your stress level has reached worrying
proportions. You must
change some aspect of your life to
try to reduce that score.
You are over-stressed and you score
is reaching the critical
area. Learnt to relax. See. "Coping
You are under the average amount of
59 or below
You are enjoying a particularly stress-free
time. Make the
most of it.
STRESS COPING QUIZ
How well are you coping with stress
Do you often want to burst into tears ?
Do you have any nervous tics/bite your nails/fidget/
twiddle your hair ?
Do you find it hard to concentrate and make decisions?
Do you feel you connot talk to anyone ?
Do you often feel irritable, snappy and unsociable ?
Do you eat when you are not hungry ?
Do you feel you cannot cope ?
Do sometimes feel you will explode ?
Do you often drink/smoke to calm your nerves ?
10. Do you sleep badly ?
11. Do you rarely laugh/feel increasingly
suspicious of others ?
12. Do you drive very fast ?
13. Do you feel unenthusiastic/constantly
14. Have you lost interest in sex ?
If you answered "yes" to more than
four of these questions
you need to relax more and distract
yourself. Identify the
problem that you think may be leading
to stress and do
something about it. Also try some of
Listen to music- Take a break- Try
meditation/yoga relaxation- Exercise regularly- Buy a pet- Talk to
friend- Have a good time with someone
you care about-
Make a list of the good things in the
life and enjoy
some of them- Maketime for other people-
something new to wear - Smile at someone-
join a club.