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Test - Competency for stress resiliency

What messes up your life ?

Stress is so well entrenched in our lives that there is hardly anyone not realizing it. Many people maintain that they experience an elevated level of stress most of the time. Increased stress affects our feeling of happiness as well as our productivity and performance at work. Yet often we make the stress level much worse than necessary due to our perceptions of the world outside. This questionnaire will help you find out what it is you may be doing wrong in this particular area.

Please read carefully the statements below and mark on the scale how much you identify with each.

1. It is all but impossible to find the time for planning.
2. If I am unsuccessful, people will not like me.
3. If I make the needs of other people superior to my own, I will be able to fall back on them when I need help.
4. If things are not following my expectations, I quickly become impatient.
5. I should be able to solve my problems fast and easy.
6. Others know they will have to remind me of what they told me to do so that I really do it.
7. I cannot reach meaningful goals without toiling away like a slave.
8. If I make a mistake it is likely people would think the worse of me.
9. To be happy I need to be recognized by other people.
10. I want to have control of what is going on around me.
11. If what I am doing does not yield results fast, I will give up on it.
12. I have to be a useful, creative, productive person, or there is no sense to my life.
13. I am far from being perfect.
14. What others think about me is ultimately more important than what I think about myself.
15. One should have a reasonable prospect for success well before embarking on a project.
16. Often I ask myself what others would say about what I do.
17. People just must be offended by criticism.
18. Personal planning is fairly useless; there will always be something which will scupper the plans anyway.
19. It does not make sense going overboard to reach one’s goal.
20. It is always necessary to try and find the best solution.
21. Whatever one does, it should be done well.
22. I cannot stand making a mistake.
23. The way I see myself depends to a large degree on what others think about me.
24. I cannot be happy myself without making others happy.