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Stress-Prone and Stress-Resistant Personalities Chapter 6
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Personality Personality is thought to have several components, including: traits and characteristics (more long-term) moods or states (more short-term) behaviors feelings Which one do you think is easiest to change?
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Components of stress that vary for each individual Stress is a complicated phenomenon because multiple components interact, including: Actual life stressors The individual’s personality The individual’s life experiences
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Personality (continued) The complexity of one’s personality is thought to be shaped by: genetic factors family dynamics social influences personal experiences
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How we deal with stress right now is due in large part to our personalities. But regardless of personality, we each have many inner resources to use in the face of stress. We can learn and adopt new behaviors to aid in this coping process. We do not have to be passive victims of
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