I always find joy sitting on the toilet going through old magazines and trying different quizes just for fun. I’m not really that “take your smart phone to the loo” person. You could even say I love testing. And who doesn’t? To see if we conform with one cathegory or the other, always eager to learn something new about ourselves.
So I’ve decided to make my own little quiz about anxiety and coping with stress.
Are you a Stress-out or a calm Guru?
How good are you really in coping with stressful situations? This quiz will give you an answer! Pick an option that describes you the best. For accurate answer, don’t scroll down to the end of the post.
1. You have a meeting coming up the next day. You are the organiser and there are still many tasks unfinished. You:
- Breathe in and breathe out; proceed to divide responsibilities to all friends who can help.
- Fit all the remaining tasks into a tight schedule; if you multitask, there is still a chance you can make it!
- Start to think what can be left out; you can’t expect to meet a deadline with all these tasks. It’s time for a new schedule.
2. There is barely enough time to prepare everything as it is now. Suddenly the phone rings and you receive a message that catering can`t come on a scheduled time, because farmers have a strike planned in the area. Because of that Police is locking up the designated route. You:
- Try to make catering company come sooner, so they will avoid a strike and lock-up if possible.
- Give up on catering. Maybe there will be enough time to prepare something small on the place or some of your friends can help.
- Proceed to call different cathering companies in a hope they can provide solution to the problem. They have to have experience with these situations after all!
3. One of the main guests writes you an e-mail stating that he (she) can’t come because of a blockade and strikes. There is simply no way to get to the venue. You:
- Let the guest know they let in people on foot; there is no problem to park outside the area.
- Reschedule the programme in the last minute, letting everyone know of a change and asking if it’s ok, especially for the main guests!
- Let everyone know there is a different route to the venue; Let them confirm they can use this path. It’s not like world is going to burn because of one demonstration.
4. Venue starts at 10:00 AM. It`s 9:50 and there is just one guest arriving. You:
- Apologise to the guest and go take a look if there is something that can keep the rest up.
- Proceed to chat with a guest; there is still enough time for them to make it. People don’t usually come sooner, it’s the opposite actually.
- Start to call guests asking if everything’s alright. What if something happened?
(Scroll down for results)
40-50 points: You are the master of an ancient art of keeping calm. Your decisions are rational and well- planned, even when the buildings are on fire. Good one!
60- 80 points: Your rationale is almost unbreakable. You can lean on your organisational skills. You can deal with almost any unexpected turns. Nicely done!
90- 100 points: Your reasoning is mostly rational. You can keep yourself organised if new tasks come. However, with deadlines approaching you sometimes lose your cool. You are just a human after all. Keep it up.
110- 120 points: You are good planner. Slight changes don’t present any trouble. On the other hand, you sometimes can’t keep up with the fluency of events. Who can anticipate every eventuality and change after all?
If you enjoyed this little quiz, let me know so I can make more! Don`t forget to comment your results and suggestions!