Dealing with Stress from Work: Introduction
How do you deal with work-related stress? Each personality type has different stressors
and copes in different ways. Better understanding of your own stressors and coping
mechanisms can help you reduce the tension and anxiety work stress often creates.
When stressed, Guardians usually report being sick, tired, sad, or worried.
Since Artisans are usually optimistic and like taking risks, it takes a lot to get
them stressed. But if they become severely stressed, Artisans can act out against others
Idealists tend to work for a better future for all, so if things keep going badly
and they lose hope, they become stressed. When Idealists experience great stress,
they can have muscle or sensory problems.
Rationals search for knowledge, competence, and eternal truths. If these needs are
blocked, they become stressed. When Rationals experience great stress, they experience
thoughts that tell them either that they must act or think in a particular way or that
they must not act or think in a particular way. The outside observer sees the Rational
as driven by compulsions or prohibitions.
Here are links to articles on each of the temperaments, and how each of the types
experiences, and is able to deal with, work-related stress.