Certain aspects of our habits, our lifestyles, and our environments can make each of us more or less vulnerable to the negative effects of stress. How vulnerable are YOU to stress? The questions below are designed to help assess your vulnerability to stress, not to make a diagnosis or take the place of a professional diagnosis.
For each of the following 20 items, indicate how much of the time each applies to you.
What your score means:
0-10 indicates you have excellent resistance to the vulnerability of stress.
11-29 little vulnerability to stress
30-49 some vulnerability to stress
50-74 serious vulnerability
75-80 extreme vulnerability
Source: University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter, August, 1985. Scale Developers: Lyle Miller, Ph.D. and Alma Dell Smith, Ph.D. of Boston University Medical Center.