Two types of behavior are common in the conventional wisdom about people’s reactions to pressure. The A personality, is prone to becoming anxious and becomes unreasonable. The B personality, is unaffected and continues to do business as usual.
Psychologists have identified a third type: Type C. These Type-C personalities thrive under pressure and produce their best work in stressful situations. Type C is able to focus on the task at hand without worrying about their egos.
The type A personality seems to unconsciously tie their self-worth and success in work and careers. This type of personality reacts with fear and panic when they are put under pressure to perform in a job or other areas.
The type B personality has managed to avoid tying up their self image with their work, but in such an way that they are minimally, or not at all, emotionally involved in their career and work. The type B personality is not affected by the mania of a type A personality, but they lack the motivation to take on additional responsibilities when job search situations require it.
On the other hand, the type C personality seems to be able to put in the effort and time required to achieve a job search goal within a limited budget and schedule.
Many people would like to believe they are a resourceful type C personality. However, even if you are a type A or B personality, you can choose how you respond to any situation. Instead of reacting to emotional upsets or disconnecting from the task at hand, this will help you become more creative and productive. To be able to choose to act in a mature and productive manner, it takes willpower, discipline, and presence of mind. But with practice, these personality skills will become a habit and you will see a positive change in your job search.
Recognizing vicious cycles in your behavior is a key part of being a type-C personality. You can identify signs that your emotions are causing you to react negatively to stressful job search situations. You can identify the signs that indicate the beginning of these vicious cycles. Some people experience sleeplessness, excessive drinking, and even a loss of appetite. Sometimes people become more self-centered and stop interacting with others. You can recognize the signs and symptoms that indicate that you are beginning a negative, anti-job search pattern.
Recognizing these signs is not enough. These are not habits. They are hard to change unless they are replaced with new ones. You will notice a shift in your outlook and your ability to find a job. If you are someone who sleeps through pressure periods worrying about things that are out of your control, it might be time to get up and start working on the job search tasks. Many people find that writing is a way to take control of their problems. Once the details are written down, it’s often possible to find a solution. If you find yourself withdrawing from work due to your job search, talk with someone, such as a counselor or advisor in job search, your spouse, a friend, or a therapist about your desire for isolation from the stressful job search. Often, merely stating out loud the problem can take away a lot of power it holds over your emotions.
To move in a more stress-free job search, you need to be open to the principles of commitment and confidence. These three principles will help you to make conscious decisions that allow you to be productive.
This is not an easy task. To get a job in your chosen field, you must do all of these things. Sometimes you may need help. You can use many strategies to manage stress to ensure you make the right job search decisions. You can start by finding a stress management program that you like and then follow a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and relaxation.