The Effects Of Stress On Our Body

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Chapter 1
1.0 Introduction
1.1 Research Background In this modern era, they are full of demands, hassles, deadline, and frustrations. In context of psychology, we describe stress as a feeling of pressure, strain or as a feeling of being overloaded (Bickford, 2005). The sign of it may include feelings of anxiety, tense, worried, insecurity, nervousness, social withdrawal, depression, overwhelmed and various sign. When we are face a stressful condition our bodies respond to it by activating our hormones like adrenaline rush which causes physical changes in our body to help deal with the stressful situation. Bare in mind to deal does not mean to eliminate stress rather learning to administer it. These also refer to as the ‘fight or flight’ response of our cognitive and physical reaction. Stress is not necessary harmful but if it gets out of hand it will interfere with our abilities of continuing of daily life activities (Bickford, 2005).

Stress may be universal but how we response or deal with it is individualized. Which means our cognitive mind plus emotion predicts how we respond to it? So in order to deal with it we must first understand our personality. Various studies have been carried out to determine the personality type in relationship to stress. Therefore, the main question here is what is your personality type and how it affects stress.

1.2 Problem Statement

Stress has been occurring throughout humankind, our personality does affect the way we cope with stress.…

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