What Is Your Stress Type?

By: Talin Vartanian

What Is Your Stress Type?
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About This Quiz

When life hands you lemons, what do you normally do with them? Do you make something sweet like lemon candy or lemonade, which shows off your optimistic personality? Or, would you angrily throw the lemons back at life, which could hint at how stressed you feel? Because let's face it: we all respond to stress differently. And whether you have a million dollars or you're content with your job, everybody has different types of challenges and obstacles in their life. It's all just a matter of how you deal with them, and what your perspective on life is like.

Stress treatments come in many different packages. Some people want to get away for a while by leaving town, while others rely on Netflix shows or listening to their favorite music. While there's nothing wrong with either approach, it's more important to identify the source of your stress. In fact, once you know why you're feeling stressed out, you can manage your stress more effectively. Maybe you have chronic stress, which has been causing you to feel upset and sad all the time. Or, perhaps you have emotional stress, which may be caused by negative people in your life. Whatever the case may be, it's time for us to help you out with this relaxing quiz!

Woman nap When you become stressed out, how do you respond to it?
By hiding away from everyone and everything
With dragon flames
With tears
By sleeping more

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Pensive woman Do you normally displace your emotions on other people?
No, not usually
Once in a while
Only on the ones who deserve it!
I try not to, but I can't help it!

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Nature vacation When was the last time you took a vacation?
Last month
Last year
Too long ago!
I honestly can't remember.

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Work seminar Where does the source of your stress come from?
I don't know, it happens randomly.
My job
My family, friends or significant other
Everything!

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Credit cards Are there any financial burdens in your life right now?
Yes, but it's really not that bad.
I'm literally drowning in money problems.
There used to be, but not anymore.
No, not so much.

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Ill woman What types of physical changes happen within your body after stress strikes?
I feel temperature changes, like sudden chills.
I get lots of headaches.
My mood suddenly goes down the toilet.
I feel very tired all the time.

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Yoga class What's the best way for you to manage stress?
Music and/or movies
Meditation
Yoga
I haven't figured that out yet.

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Organized desk Would you describe yourself as an organized person?
Of course! I'm organized to a T.
I used to be, but not anymore.
Only on my good days.
That word isn't in my vocabulary.

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Deep breath Do you feel like you need a change in your life right now?
Not really, but maybe some small changes would be nice.
All I need is a different job and I'll be fine.
Yes, I just need to surround myself with better people.
Ha, you're telling me!

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Surfer If you could escape to another place for a week, where would you go?
A small town
Beach vacation
A big city
Somewhere far, far away

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Laptop cafe How often do stressful situations arise in your life?
Once in a great while
Every. Single. Day.
A few times a month
I don't even remember the last time I felt happy.

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Smile office How do you break the repetitive, daily cycles of life?
I actually like repetition.
By taking frequent breaks.
By finding the joy in these moments.
Good question! No idea.

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Couple cuddle What would you wish for to make your life a little better?
Better support from others
More money
A loving spouse
A permanent vacation

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Pedicure Which of these spa treatments are you ready to indulge in?
Hydrating facial
Body scrub
Pedicure
Back massage

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Family dinner Who do you talk to when you feel like you're drowning in stress?
No one. I like to deal with things on my own.
My family or friends
My social media followers
My therapist

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Woman on treadmill How would you describe your overall motivation in life?
It comes and goes.
I feel consistently motivated in my life.
My motivation has gone down the toilet lately.
Right now, it's nonexistent.

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Crossword puzzle What types of hobbies do you enjoy pursuing on the side?
Anything with puzzles and/or math
Arts and crafts
Anything related to food and/or drinks
I don't have time for hobbies right now.

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Friends make up If you had a big fight with your best friend, how would you deal with the aftermath?
I don't know. I would feel very hurt.
I would give it a few days and then apologize.
I would call them to apologize.
I would cry and just go to sleep.

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Friends hug What do you tend to focus on the most: the past, present or the future?
The present
My future
My past
All three

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Sunny If your usual mood was like a type of weather pattern, what would it be like?
Sunny
Cloudy
Rainy
Stormy

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Salad How would you describe your diet and exercise routines?
Very healthy for both.
I never exercise, but I eat pretty well.
Poor diet, but I exercise regularly.
Right now, both are pretty unhealthy.

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Woman look away What does a "rut" feel like to you?
Like free-falling down to Earth
Like sinking in quicksand
Like drowning in an ocean
Like carrying 1,000 pounds of weight on my shoulders

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Read magazine What's the noise level like in your home?
Peaceful and quiet
Probably the same as any other home.
Way too noisy
Sometimes it's quiet, and sometimes it's noisy.

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Work from home How may hours per week do you work at your job?
Less than 30 hours
Between 40-50 hours
Between 30-40 hours
Over 50 hours

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Writing What's the biggest priority in your life right now?
Taking care of other people
Getting out of debt
Moving to a new location
Working towards a better future

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Woman nap If you had one extra day off in the week, what would you do?
Catch up on sleep
Chores, errands, work, etc.
Take a mini-vacation somewhere
I don't even know

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Greeting When people ask, "How are you," what do you really want to tell them?
"Fine"
"Not OK at all"
"Help me!"
"I feel like I'm dying inside."

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Sleeping mask Everyone needs to catch some z's, but how much sleep are you getting per night?
Between 7-8 hours
Less than six hours
Between 6-7 hours
Over eight hours

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Friends smiling Which of these emoji faces do you normally wear in public?
😁
😡
😞
😩

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Woman smile workout Who's in control of your life right now?
I'm in total control of my life.
My mind, with all of its anxieties and fears.
I don't even know anymore.
Ha, who ever said I was in control?

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