A Sik Mind ? With Dr George Sik - January 2015

A Sik Mind ? With Dr George Sik - January 2015

 Tuesday, 6th January 2015

A Sik Mind? 
With Dr George Sik BSc (Hons), PhD, C.Psychol, C.Sci, AFBPsS
 
Some of us struggle to get going in January, while others bounce into the new working year with exuberance and enthusiasm. Just why are some people more resilient than others? It always strikes me how useful personality profiling can be in exploring this area of the human condition. Freedom from Stress, Sensitivity to Criticism, Optimism and Buoyancy are all scales from the Quest Profiler which relate to resilience and often it is a very private thing. While some people wear their hearts on their sleeves when it comes to their anxieties and their concerns (as well as their hopes and dreams, of course), many keep these aspects of their personalities hidden – men often more so than women, in fact. While the Transparency scale can give some insight into this, people are generally more likely to be frank about their feelings in a questionnaire than face to face with others. Here is one area where self-report can be more revealing than the way others see you.
 
Can feeling stressed ever be beneficial? Well, some people say that being under pressure and fear of failure makes them perform better and drives them to higher things. This is especially a phenomenon seen early on in people’s careers where they might lack a certain amount of confidence. It might work sometimes, but at what personal cost? This is a question at the very heart of our exploration of resilience and stress.

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