The Worrier

This personality type hates ambiguity and unpredictability and is constantly worried about the future, stressing about things that may or may not happen.

Worriers need to focus on the present moment and get out of the future-stress mindset by simply being aware of the Now.

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Our personality greatly impacts how we handle stress. Different personalities cope with stress, depending on various factors.

The Seven stress personalities are The Pleaser, Time Keeper, The Striver, Inner Con Artist, Critical Judge, The Worrier and The Sabertooth.

This personality type wants all to be happy and can sacrifice one’s own interests for what’s best for the group. Pleasers can become resentful and may feel under-appreciated.

Pleasers need to prioritize their schedule and manage time in a more balanced way, getting more done for themselves.

This personality type likes to be in charge, and needs to feel competent and wanted. They take on too much and feel stressed out and anxious. They need to wait a few minutes before deciding to take any new responsibilities.

... is an ambitious, competitive person with a desire to excel. Strivers can burn out as they are not giving themselves time to recover.

To handle stress, Strivers need to ask for help when needed and understand that everything cannot be done alone.

He/she avoids hard work and does not communicate much with others, leading to gaps and problems at a later stage.

Inner Con Artists need to design a realistic schedule that is workable and spark one’s motivation to work harder.

He/she sets high standards and then gets into a downward spiral and crisis of confidence. These people are focused on their weaknesses and mistakes.

To cope up with stress, these people need to understand that much of their stress is self-inflicted and they need to take some pressure off themselves.

This personality type is overtly negative and gets angry or frustrated easily, creating a toxic vibe around.

To handle stress, these people need to pause for a minute and clear their minds before reacting to stressful situations.

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Self-inflicted stress
It's the type of stress we force on ourselves through the way we manage our expectations, time, relationships and emotions. A few examples:
  • Putting pressure on yourself to excel at something within an unrealistic timespan.
  • Negative self-talk after not being able to complete something.
  • Not having enough time in the day to complete your "to-do" list.
  • An "all or nothing" attitude.

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Make stress management fun
  • Sweat out your stress with a high intensity workout. Or do the opposite: completely wind down in a tai chi class.
  • Spend time with someone who makes you laugh. 
  • Grab some pencils and a colouring book. While you’re colouring in, you are slowing your thoughts and using your creativity.
  • Dance around the house to your favourite music.
  • Head outside for fresh air and a close encounter with the natural environment.
  • Turning off your screens and devices can help you switch off your thinking. On the flip side, watching a funny movie or talking to someone on Facetime can help you feel better too.
  • Eat a banana or a potato. These foods have potassium, which can improve your body’s energy and recovery.
  • Find a repetitive activity, such as knitting, wood carving or making jewellery. The simple act of repeating a skill with your hands can relieve stress.
Arguments in Favor of Rigidity

Studies involving identical and fraternal twins (even reared apart) showed that most parts of our nature are partly heritable. Intelligence may be as high as 80% heritable, but 50% is the standard number of many of the domains, including personality.

However, being heritable isn't the same as being fixed. There might be a difference between inheriting different capabilities versus different preferences.

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