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Personality factors and stress

Background info and key terms

Personality is a set of characteristics, attitudes, behaviour and general
temperament that distinguishes them from others.


Type A individuals posses three major characteristics:
1) Competitiveness and achievement striking
2) Impatient and time urgency
3) Hostility and aggressiveness

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Commitment involved with the world around them, have a strong sense of
Challenge see challenges as problems to be overcome rather than threats.

Research on the hardy personality
Kobasa studied 800 businessmen. 150 of them were classified as high stress. Of
them some had low illness scores and some…


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