Anxiety is something that everyone deals with at some point. It is usually described as a fear or worry of losing something or someone. People experience all kinds of emotions, some of them joyful, others more stressful. There are many events that trigger anxious feelings. A big event or an important job interview and also daily worries and stress are common triggers of anxious behavior.
According to studies, there are many people who acknowledge they feel anxious. Without even noticing, this can evolve into panic attacks or depression. Psychologists advice whoever feels worried and concerned to take a step forward and talk to a specialist who can help overcome that state. Also, they talk about personality types that are more prone to experiencing anxiety.
Types of personality that can develop anxiety
The so called “type A personality” refers to very competitive and ambitious people. They are generally workaholics who are motivated by stress and deadlines. However, they are also most likely to develop anxiety disorders. There are moments when stress will take over their motivation and their coping mechanism will shut down.
The “type B personality” is the opposite of type A. They are more relaxed and less competitive when it comes to work. These kinds of people tend to focus on getting their job done without being too focused on winning. Moreover, they don’t have a clear definition of what success means to them, as type A does. On the bright side, they take prevention steps and don’t feel anxious as much as the others.
Introvert personality is another category that can develop anxiety disorders. They are the kind of people who need time away from the rest to process all the events that are happening around them. Usually, they have avoidance coping mechanisms that help them deal with stressful situations. Also, they are likely to search professional help and develop activities that helps relieving stress.
On the other side, extroverts take their energy from being surrounded by people and always engaged in social events. If isolated from people, extroverts find it difficult to deal with their emotions and feelings. They relax easier than introverts and they can address the source of the conflict or stress easier than others.
What are the symptoms and behavior?
You can also identify anxious behavior at people around you. Here is a list of symptoms that most anxious people have:
- Every option to a problem has a negative conclusion
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Fear of making the wrong decision
- Unable to relax and detach
- Worrying about worrying too much
All these are doubled by signs that your body can send you when under too much stress and anxiety:
- Trouble sleeping
Tips to fight anxiety
However, anxiety is not something that cannot be cured. When identified at early stages, you can overcome it through some easy steps and tips:
- Take a time out and practice yoga or any activity that relaxes you
- Limit your caffeine intake as it makes you even more nervous and restless
- Deep breaths whenever you feel overwhelmed
- Welcome humor and embrace the good energy from people around you
- Don’t aim for perfection as it doesn’t exist; instead do your best and get as close as possible to your goals
- Acknowledge what triggers your anxiety and try to avoid those situations
- Find someone you can talk to, whether it is a friend or family or professional help
Anxiety is a state of mind that influences your daily activity and mood. It is easy to identify and overcome by simply making changes to your lifestyle. You can also fight daily stress and worries before they take over your thoughts.