Stress Quiz Activity: How Stressed Are You?
Rate yourself as to how you typically react in each of the situations listed below. There are no right or wrong answers. Record your answers to each question and use the scoring guide below.
4 = Always, 3 = Frequently, 2 = Sometimes, 1 = Never
- Do you try to do as much as possible in the least amount of time?
- Do you become impatient with delays or interruptions?
- Do you always have to win at games to enjoy yourself?
- Do you find yourself speeding up the car to beat the red light?
- Are you unlikely to ask for or indicate you need help with a problem?
- Do you constantly seek the respect and admiration of others?
- Are you overly critical of the way others do their work?
- Do you have the habit of looking at your watch or clock often?
- Do you constantly strive to better your position and achievements?
- Do you spread yourself "too thin" in terms of your time?
- Do you have the habit of doing more than one thing at a time?
- Do you frequently get angry or irritable?
- Do you have little time for hobbies or time by yourself?
- Do you have a tendency to talk quickly or hasten conversations?
- Do you consider yourself hard-driving?
- Do your friends or relatives consider you hard-driving?
- Do you have a tendency to get involved in multiple projects?
- Do you have a lot of deadlines in your work?
- Do you feel vaguely guilty if you relax and do nothing during leisure?
- Do you take on too many responsibilities?
Stress Quiz Scoring Guide
Immediate stress- If your score is between 20 and 50 you have a good balance in your ability to handle and control stress.
Continued Stress- score ranging between 51 and 60, your stress level is marginal and you are bordering on being excessively tense.
Ongoing Stress- If your total number of points exceeds 60, you may be a candidate for heart disease.
If you would like to talk to someone about your stress levels, the Counseling Center is FREE for all students. You can make an appointment by calling the front desk at 410-455-2472, or stopping in during business hours. They are located in the Center for Well-Being, which is in between Chesapeake Hall and Susquehanna Hall, across from Erickson Field.