By Donna Dunning
This is the eighth post in a nine part series describing typical stress response patterns linked to personality type preferences.
The information in these posts shows you how to assess your stress levels, identify your stressors, and build resilience to stress. When you understand your stress response you can learn to note the first signs of stress, implement changes to build resilience, and avoid the unpleasant experience of stress taking over.
For more information read the series introductory post Personality Type and Building Resilience to Stress.
First signs of stress for Analyzers:
- Becoming increasingly critical
- Making cutting, sarcastic judgments with little data to support them
- Losing their sharply honed focus
When stress takes over:
- Passionately defend self and perceptions
- Become overly sensitive and may read negative emotions into innocuous interactions
- Respond to and express strong emotions
- Strict rules, regulations, or supervision
- Being confronted with strong emotions, especially personal criticisms
- Illogical procedures or incompetent people
Deal with stress by:
- Recognizing and confirming the stressful nature of the situation
- Moving out of situations before they become overly stressful
- Focusing on realities or ideas to see the situation more clearly
- Taking time alone to lower the intensity of your experience
The ninth post in this series explores the typical stress pattern for people who have ISFP and INFP preferences.
The material in this series has been adapted from In the Grip by Naomi Quenk. This is a useful booklet for anyone who wants to understand his or her stress response in more detail.
The photos accompanying this series are “signs of stress”, everyday cautions and warnings we see in the world around us.
Not sure of your personality type preferences? Visit the 8 Ways of Working page.
Do you have preferences for ISTP or INTP and want more information about your type? Check out the Analyzer tag.