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Explain the Key Areas of Self-Awareness?
- Emotional Intelligence
- Personal Values
- Cognitive Style
- Attitudes Toward Change
- Core Self-Evaluation
- The ability to diagnose and recognize your own emotions,
- The ability to control your own emotions,
- The ability to recognize and diagnose the emotions displayed by others,
- The ability to respond appropriately to those emotional cues.
Are all attitudes, orientations, and behaviors that arise out of an individual's values.
The manner in which individuals gather and process information
Attitudes Toward Change?
Focuses on the methods people use to cope with change in their environment
Is overall positive self-regard or the extent to which people value themselves and feel proficient as individuals. Also, the student should provide one appropriate real-life example for each key area of self-awareness
What are the four major kinds of stressors?
- Time Stressors
- Encounter Stressors
- Situational Stressors
- Anticipatory Stressors
Result from having too much to do in too little time; time stressors focus on issues of time rather than issues about other people, life conditions, and future events. Yet, people, life situations, and future events can all add to time stress. Time stressors are the most common type of stress among managers.
Result from interpersonal interactions; burnout is caused mostly by these stressors.
Arise from the environment in which a person lives (working conditions and changes in a person's life); these stressors are mostly external to a person or outside of him/her whereas time stressors and encounter stressors are often internal to a person.
Worrying about things that haven't happened yet. See Table 1 for additional information.
What are the major techniques that can be used on a short-term or temporary basis to reduce stress?
- Muscle relaxation
- Deep breathing exercises
- Imagery and fantasy
Involves easing the tension in successive muscle groups.
Deep Breathing Exercises?
Involve taking several successive, slow, deep breaths, holding them for five seconds, and exhaling completely.
Imagery and Fantasy?
Involve visualizing an event, using "mind pictures" (for example, an athlete visualizes achieving a specific goal). Imagery can also include recollections of sounds, smells, and textures associated with pleasant experiences from the past that can be recalled vividly. Fantasies are make believe events or images that can be comforting when one encounters stress.
Involves working through a potentially stressful situation, trying out different scenarios and alternative reactions. Appropriate reactions can be rehearsed, often in a safe environment before stress occurs.
Involves temporarily reducing stress by optimistically redefining a situation as manageable.