StressPro™

Pathway to Personal and Work Life Vitality

for Sample Person  (ApptDate : 02-07-2015)

This is your Full Report

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ContentsPage

Introduction & Action Focus1
Vitality Snapshot2
Personal Vitality Index3
     Body/Mind Wellbeing
     Fulfillment
     Stress Control
     Worry Control
     Interpersonal Satisfaction
     Personal Vitality Action Plan
Work Engagement Index14
     Work Stress
     Work Satisfaction
     Commitment to Job
     Work Engagement Action Plan
Lifestyle Vitality Index21
     Work
     Family
     Friends
     Personal Development
     Lifestyle Vitality Action Plan

ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015

©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015

 



StressPro™

 
 INTRODUCTION

The StressPro™ is designed to provide insight into the personal strengths of individuals which energize vitality... personally, at work and in a balanced lifestyle. As we take advantage of those strengths, our stress decreases and satisfaction rises. By focusing on our strengths we become more able to address our growth opportunities.

In addition, strong engagement with our work life, where the satisfactions clearly outweigh the stress, is now known to be one of the most powerful influences on our personal and family wellbeing, as well as on our careers. The StressPro™ is designed to provide insight into the personal strengths of individuals which make for a rewarding level of engagement.

Richard C. B. Earle, Ph.D.
John C. Marshall, Ph.D.

ACTION FOCUS (refer to this worksheet as you review your report)

This profile report provides you a menu of completely personalized action recommendations ... to build on your Strengths, and to leverage your Growth Opportunities for more vitality all day, every day.

So, where should I start? Here are the three StressPro™ areas which your profile suggests should focus your plan for increasing your vitality ... plus our action recommendations for doing precisely that. If you are working with a coach or counselor, be sure your plan benefits from their insights.

1. Your three top priority opportunities to increase your Vitality...

#1. Focus on this StressPro™ item
 Work Stress 
Action we recommend for you
see page 14 of this report
My action plan is to ...


#2. Focus on this StressPro™ item
 Body/Mind Wellbeing 
Action we recommend for you
see page 3 of this report
My action plan is to ...


#3. Focus on this StressPro™ item
 Interpersonal Satisfaction 
Action we recommend for you
see page 11 of this report
My action plan is to ...



2. Additional opportunities to increase your Vitality...

After reviewing your report select two additional opportunities where you would like to focus.

#4. I want to focus on this StressPro™ item
My action plan is to ...


#5. I want to focus on this StressPro™ item
My action plan is to ...


©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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VITALITY SNAPSHOT
 
 
Your overall Vitality Snapshot shows you to be quite effective in how you experience and control your stress. Also, your lifestyle measures up quite well to your expectations of the satisfaction it should provide you. Please examine your strengths and growth opportunities to further improve your overall vitality. Making one or two adjustments that motivate you will help you become a master in this field.  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity

PERSONAL VITALITY INDEX  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Body/Mind Wellbeing  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Fulfillment  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Stress Control  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Worry Control  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Interpersonal Satisfaction  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
WORK ENGAGEMENT INDEX  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Work Stress  
Work Stress is Energizing   Work Stress is Draining
Work Satisfaction  
Very Satisfied   Very Dissatisfied
Commitment to Job  
Highly Committed   Uncommitted

LIFESTYLE VITALITY INDEX  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Work  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Family  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Friends  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Personal Development  
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
 
ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
Your profile highlights three strategically important areas where your taking action will most improve your performance, satisfaction and wellbeing. They are
 1. Work Stress
2. Body/Mind Wellbeing
3. Interpersonal Satisfaction
The following six pages provide you specific, personalized guidance for doing exactly that.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Body/Mind Wellbeing
The extent to which you are free from such 'strain drains' as aches and pains, minor illnesses and sleep disturbances which are often driven by stress.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your Body/Mind Wellbeing seems less than optimal as seen in aches and pains, minor illnesses and/or sleep disturbances which are often driven by stress. Corrective action is advisable. Your improvement plan should focus in two areas. First and most importantly, ensure that your nutrition and exercise habits are supporting your basic energy efficiency. Secondly, gradually begin to takeaction to improve your standing in the other factors that relate to your Personal Vitality: Fulfillment, Stress Control, Worry Control and Interpersonal Satisfaction. These are discussed in the next few pages.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Body/Mind Wellbeing could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Body/Mind Wellbeing that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I usually have all the energy I need to get things done.
You have indicated that you have all the energy that you need. This is a result of your general level of fitness, good diet and your ability to turn many forms of stress into energy. Take note of your strengths in this area so that you continue to take advantage of this strength.
Getting a tension headache is unusual for me.
Your answers indicate that you rarely get headaches. Take some time to understand how you control tension and headaches and keep doing those things. The absence of headaches will allow you to enjoy activities that will improve your overall fitness.
I sleep soundly until it's time to get up.
You are avoiding sleep disturbances which help minimize minor illnesses. You are able to relax prior to bedtime which prepares you well for a good night's sleep. Your regular habits each night before bedtime are likely contributing to a good sleep.
I tire quickly.
Your answers indicate that you have energy reserves enough to deal with most of your daily needs. This would indicate good eating habits and hydration. Maintain what you are doing in these areas and work to maintain your fitness levels.
I don't feel well rested when I wake up in the morning.
Your sleep seems to be providing you with enough rest that you feel ready to face each new day. Your good sleeping routine should be maintained to continue to benefit.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Body/Mind Wellbeing could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Body/Mind Wellbeing that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I feel used up at the end of the day.
Make sure your day starts with a breakfast of at least 400 to 500 calories in which at least 25% of those calories are from protein, such as low-fat yogourt, cheese or an occasional egg. Equally important, because feelings of energy are always higher when you feel motivated, take time during the day to remind yourself of an enjoyable activity you are looking forward to in the evening.
I often get colds.
The folk wisdom is correct: you are unlikely to become sick unless your immune system is run down. Beyond good eating and exercise habits, the best ways to keep your immunity in peak form are:
(1) learn one or two relaxation techniques which you can use during 2-minute breaks during the day; and
(2) practice visualizing yourself in situations which are calming, inspiring or supportive. Your immune system will become stronger almost immediately.


 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Body/Mind Wellbeing are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Fulfillment
The extent to which your lifestyle and career express your personal interests and strengths.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your responses indicate that you are generally finding a great deal of fulfillment in your career and lifestyle. As highlighted in the following Strengths and Growth Opportunities, you can further improve your experiences of your life's giving you what you want and need. By taking one or two of the actions outlined below, you may become even more fulfilled.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Fulfillment could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Fulfillment that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I feel that I am as successful as people think I am.
Your overall feelings of success are probably well founded. Make it a point to reflect on your successes and why others feel that you are successful.
I feel that other people have made a lot more out of their talents than I have.
Your profile shows that you have done a good job making the most of your inherent strengths. Take the time to remind yourself of this and of how you do it, on a regular basis.
I feel that my leisure time and recreational life don't express my creative side.
You are doing a good job at organizing your leisure and recreation time in a way that allows you to do the things that express your creativity.
I feel that the goals I have set for my life will make me happy.
You have indicated that your life goals are well designed to make you happy. Review your goals regularly and keep yourself focused on enjoying the actual process of the small steps you take to achieve your goals.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Fulfillment could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Fulfillment that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I feel blocked in getting things done.
Feeling blocked usually results from focusing too much on the big or long term goals we are after and forgetting to notice the small steps of progress we are making. Begin by breaking your big plans down into their smaller steps. Focus on completing the initial steps before moving too far ahead of yourself. Most importantly, give yourself credit as you go.
The ways I organize and use my time are a very accurate reflection of my interests.
All of us know that we each have our own strengths and interests. Yet most of us might have a hard time listing them. Your first step is to do just that. Ask yourself what your spouse, best friend, or co-workers would say most strongly interests you. List what you think their answers would be. Now, write down the one that comes up most often about you. It's probably true. Over the coming week, find at least one opportunity each day to make sure you express that interest in a work or personal life activity.
I wish I could be as happy as other people.
Since our overall happiness is something that adds up from the smaller experiences that we actively enjoy each day, try this. Early each morning, ask yourself, "What two small things can I do today so that, no matter what else happens, I will feel at day's end that it was a 'good day'?" Commit yourself to doing those two things each day, and think about them in the evening. If you only did one, no problem. Aim for two again tomorrow. Your happiness will begin to add up. It's now more in your control.
I am able to see the good in most situations.
There is almost no situation that does not offer you a benefit or the opportunity to become a more capable person. Many people do not look for it but you may benefit by asking yourself these questions:
"What is good for me in all of this?"
"How can I make that add up or work for me?"
The same principle holds true in dealing with difficult people. Look for one opportunity to make something positive happen between you.


 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Fulfillment are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Stress Control
How well you control your stress level, ensuring that it supports rather than undermines your priorities and opportunities.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Clearly, you have developed your skills as well as an underlying attitude which ensures that the very powerful energy provided by your stress is working for you, not against you. Your primary opportunity for further progress lies in the direction of (a) your becoming more aware of what you are doing "right" and then (b) your finding ways to share these insights with a friend, family member, or a colleague who might benefit.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Stress Control could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Stress Control that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I rarely get into arguments.
Your ability to avoid arguments can help you avoid stress. By discussing opposing viewpoints calmly, you will get your point across and allow others to do the same.
I tend to anticipate others in conversation (interrupting, finishing sentences for the other person), rather than listening well and letting the other person finish speaking.
The ability to listen well and not interrupt others is a very valuable personal asset.This strength will allow you to have a fuller understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of another person's viewpoint.
I do not get irritated easily.
You are doing a good job at avoiding irritation. This is a strength that enables you to turn what others might find stressful into positive energy.
Waiting does not bother me.
The ability to avoid irritation at inevitable delays gives you the opportunity to relax and re-charge yourself while others are becoming more exasperated.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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VITALITY SNAPSHOT
 
 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Stress Control could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Stress Control that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I try to do two or three things at once, rather than one thing at a time.
The next time you are feeling stressed by trying to do two or three things at once, remind yourself that, beyond simple tasks like walking and chewing gum at the same time, the human mind cannot focus effectively on two things at once. Choose to focus on the one thing that needs to be done first. It can be helpful to repeat the name of your chosen task to yourself as you work on it.
I find myself waking up earlier in the morning than I plan to.
You wake up thinking about something because, during sleep, your non-conscious mind has decided you need to give that situation extra attention. If this happens often, do two things: (1) keep a notepad beside your bed and jot that situation down with few words about when and how you plan to take action on it tomorrow; 2) use simple breathing-based relaxation for several minutes to get back to sleep.
I express my feelings as openly as I should, rather than holding them inside.
Most often we put a lid on our feelings because we don't want to feel vulnerable, weak or incompetent. Sometimes that's the right choice. However, to avoid that becoming your overall, very stressful style, try this. Pick a troubling feeling that you'd really like to share and get feedback on. Then ask someone you respect and trust if they would share their advice with you about how you could express that feeling in a way that would be helpful to all concerned. You'll feel better. And, they'll be glad you asked.
I feel critical of others.
Criticism of others is a symptom of being under stress ourselves. To control your critical thoughts, do two things:
Practice relaxation breathing [long, slow out-breaths] to let go of some of your own tension.
Remind yourself that 95% of those who irritate us are not intending to do so.


 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Stress Control are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Worry Control
The degree to which you are able to manage pointless, counter-productive worrying.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your answers to the questions related to Worry Control indicate that you are very effective in not spending too much time with unnecessary worry. Consistently apply the action guidelines in the following recommendations to continue to manage your energy and stress.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Worry Control could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Worry Control that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I do not dwell on distressful situations.
You indicate an ability to put distressful situations in the proper perspective without dwelling on them. By evaluating the situation and planning an appropriate response, you are able to control what may cause others a great deal of worry.
I feel that worrying is part of the price of success.
You have not equated success with having to worry. A good plan and solid effort is the best route to success. Attention to detail is good but excessive worrying is not going to help win the game.
I have a tendency to blame myself for things.
You have indicated that you do not blame yourself when things go wrong. Blaming yourself or others is a useless waste of energy. Continue to focus only on your part of the responsibility for making things go better.
Worrying rarely interferes with me getting things done.
You have indicated that worry has little impact on your getting things done. This is obviously an advantage for you and you will benefit from continuing to focus on goals and problem solving not on worries.
I put worrisome situations out of my mind easily.
You have indicated that you are able to deal with things and compartmentalize your worries until you are ready to deal with them. This is a particular strength that will help you worry constructively when you need to and to shut it off when taking action is the more productive choice.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Worry Control could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Worry Control that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

When something difficult or stressful is coming up, I find myself thinking about all the ways things can go poorly for me.
When a challenging situation is coming up for you, it actually is good to do "the work of worry" and systematically review the risks or possible negatives involved. Then, most importantly, write down your plan on how you would handle them, if they actually do occur. Then focus on the likely positives in the situation and how you plan to make them happen and to enjoy them.
My friends do not see me as someone who worries a lot.
Asking for action-focused feedback from others about your worrisome situation can be useful. However, sharing a worry twice with the same person is usually once too often. Instead, follow our other recommendations in this section on Worry Control.
Decisions are hard for me because I often wonder if I have thought of all the alternatives.
When a decision is causing you too much worry, do two things. First, list your options and then list the pro's and con's of each. Talk these over with someone you trust. Then make your decision. The second step is to recognize that some of your worry is that by making a decision for Option A, you may have to forego some of good things you would have had in Options B or C. Accept this. Focus on the pluses you will enjoy in Option A. Then, you may even be able to build in some the pluses from Options B & C.

 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Worry Control are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Interpersonal Satisfaction
The extent to which your relationships with family and friends enable you to give and receive the support and the satisfaction you want.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your answers to questions related to your Interpersonal Satisfaction show that corrective action is advisable since you are not as comfortable or satisfied in building mutually supportive relationships as you want to be. Taking action on some of the following points can restore the feelings of connectedness you are seeking.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Interpersonal Satisfaction could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Interpersonal Satisfaction that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I am comfortable with the way I treat other people.
Your comfort with how you treat others creates good feelings in them and you. Continue to treat people well and enjoy the pleasure that you derive from it.
I handle conflicts and disagreements very well.
You have indicated that you manage conflict and disagreements quite effectively. Take the time to understand why you are good at this skill. Give some thought to how those strengths can be used to handle other sorts of adversity.
I spend as much time with my friends as I should.
You have indicated that you are spending the right amount of time with your friends. This is providing you with some satisfaction which can be enhanced further if you are also balancing the time which you are spending with your family and the other things that provide interpersonal satisfaction.
I feel I am spending the amount of time I should be with my family.
You seem to be allotting enough time to building an enjoyable family life. Take a second look at how you have achieved this, and make a point of more actively seeking out and enjoying the satisfying experiences you are creating with your family.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Interpersonal Satisfaction could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Interpersonal Satisfaction that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I would like to give more of myself to the people closest to me.
Focus on one experience you would like to share with someone close to you. As realistically as you can, visualize that situation happening. Plan for it. Pick and repeat to yourself a key word or phrase that summarizes the feelings you are looking for realistically. Then, as the situation happens, focus on feeling the enjoyment. And, afterwards, remind yourself of how good it felt to share that experience.
I don't feel really close to the people around me.
Make certain that you understand the kinds of shared situations (a drive together in the car; a movie; etc) that have in the past given you the feelings of ease and closeness you're looking for. Set things up so that these or similar situations start happening more often. Also be sure to capitalize on other such opportunities for closeness whenever they may occur.
I don't seem to get the same kind of lasting satisfaction that I used to from the time I spend with friends.
As we and our friends change with time, it's natural that some of the old ways of enjoying time together no longer work the ways they used to. So first, take stock of what casual or leisure experiences you yourself have come to enjoy in recent times. Then ask your friend(s) what has changed and hasn't changed for them over the years. Find one new area you have both individually come to enjoy more recently. Agree to explore that together.
I often feel lonely.
Tell your family, a family member or a friend how much you have in the past enjoyed having time with them. Ask them what kind of activity they have most enjoyed sharing with you. With their encouragement, take the lead to arrange for that to happen again.

 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Interpersonal Satisfaction are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Personal Vitality" part of your report on page #13, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 PERSONAL VITALITY INDEX

My Personal Action Plan for Improved Personal Vitality

We recommend you revisit the Notes-to-Myself that you have made so far in StressPro™ concerning your Body/Mind Wellbeing, Fulfillment, Stress Control, Worry Control and Interpersonal Satisfaction.


MY FOCUS

As I read this Personal Vitality section in my profile, focusing on my Strengths and my Growth Opportunities, the most important recommendations-for-action are:

 1. _____________________________________________________________________________

 2. _____________________________________________________________________________

 3. _____________________________________________________________________________

 * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________


MY MOTIVATION

It's clear to me that by taking action on these recommendations, I can create the following benefits and satisfactions for myself in my work life and in my personal life:

 * ______________________________________________________________________________

 * ______________________________________________________________________________


MY ACTION

The specific, realistic and motivating actions I am going to take are:

 * Action #1 ______________________________________________________________________

 * Action #2 ______________________________________________________________________

 * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________

©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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 Work Stress
The extent to which the stress you experience in your present job either energizes or drains your performance and personal wellbeing.
Work Stress is Energizing   Work Stress is Draining
Overview
You are showing some signs that stress in your job is negatively effecting your performance and your personal wellbeing

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Work Stress could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Work Stress that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I am able to keep a cool head when things get hectic at work.
You are able to stay cool under pressure and because of that strength you will be especially able to help your co-workers or clients in difficult situations. People with the ability to deal with stress and maintain their self control are valuable assets for every work environment.
I spend more time and energy than I would like on worry and the rumor mill.
You have learned to avoid wasting time on rumors and other worries that may be unlikely to happen. You prefer to focus on discovering the facts. If you do have realistic worries, make certain that your plans to deal with them are clearly defined.
I am frequently irritable or tired.
You have indicated that you are generally energetic and tend to avoid being irritable. This would indicate that you are staying reasonably fit, eating well and generally avoiding stress build-up. This positive self-care attitude will help you continue to deal effectively with work stress.
I have a hard time staying focused on the work I am doing.
You are clearly able to stay focused on your work priorities. You can refine and build on this Strength by reviewing how you do this and then tactfully offering some of your good advice to someone at work who has told you they would like to learn to stay more focused.
I rarely worry about things which are out of my control.
You manage to avoid worrying about the things that you cannot control. This is a powerful advantage in managing your stress effectively as you are conserving energy that can be put to better use.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Work Stress could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Work Stress that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I am experiencing more minor health problems (e.g. colds, flu, headaches) recently.
How health problems, mood swings and sleep problems related to chronic stress build-up vary from person to person, but there are several simple remedies that work for virtually everyone: Build in brief stress-release breaks during the day, like two minutes breathing long, slow out-breaths; A brisk 5-minute walk outside or an end-of-day workout will do much to purge the fatigue and stress hormones from your body; Regularly remind yourself of one or two areas of your life that are going well (for example, in a hobby or with your family)
and put reminders of those situations on your work station; and Visualize an activity or friend you enjoy so you have optimistic images of good things ahead. Each of these support the natural self-healing powers of your body/mind.

I believe most of the pressures I'm under at work are well justified.
When pressure at work seems unjustified, it may be a result of not understanding the importance of some of your assignments. From time to time, it may be necessary for you to accept that some things have to be done simply because we have been instructed to do so by our managers. If you find that a lack of understanding is causing you stress which leads to wrong decisions, ask your manager or supervisor for a better explanation of the task in order to deliver the best results possible.
I feel I am working under unreasonable pressure.
When you say you feel "unreasonable pressure", you probably mean it's both stressful for you and bad for the quality of your work. In short, it's a 'lose/lose' for both you and your employer. To remove some of that 'lose/lose' pressure, it may be helpful to pick one of these 'lose/lose' pressure situations which your boss would likely see as being a costly and frequent drain on your productivity; then ... Think through the best 'win-win' solution and the simple steps required to implement it; Pick a time when your boss is feeling receptive and propose your win-win solution; Invite your boss's input for making it work and seek agreement to test it out.
Unreasonable pressure may also result from feeling overloaded with work so it may be a good time to ask for help in dealing with your extra work. If help is unavailable, it is important to break tasks down into achievable portions and work through them as best you can.

I am generally optimistic that I can find a solution when I run into problems at work.
If you are having difficult finding solutions to work problems, it is a good idea to do a little research. Define the problem and use the internet to look for possible solutions.
Asking a skilled colleague how to approach specific problems can help build relationships and provide solutions.


 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Work Stress are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Work Life Vitality" part of your report on page #20, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Work Satisfaction
The extent to which your present job provides you the satisfaction you want from your work life.
Very Satisfied   Very Dissatisfied
Overview
You find your Work Satisfaction to be about average. We recommend that you consider taking action on some of these suggestions to make your work more satisfying.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Work Satisfaction could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Work Satisfaction that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I rarely get the recognition I deserve for my work.
You have indicated that you are receiving the recognition you deserve at work. Be sure to accept any positive feedback gracefully and keep track of your achievements so you are sure to focus on them at performance appraisal time.
I am usually able to give the time and energy I want to the important parts of my job.
You have the ability to deal with unexpected duties or interruptions effectively which helps you minimize your frustrations. By being realistic about the time you actually have available and using it effectively for important tasks, you can negotiate your response to new requests for your time.
I believe that a person's initiative and effort are usually recognized in this company.
You appear to find enough recognition for your effort, initiative and the contribution made by your special talents. Continue to ask your colleagues for their feedback so that you can continue to enjoy the recognition.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Work Satisfaction could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Work Satisfaction that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I seem to be spending more time dealing with obstacles and difficulties in my work than on actually getting the job done.
It seems to be human nature to over-estimate the number of obstacles in our work. While it may feel like there are dozens of them, it's usually three or four which keep happening over and over. Take five minutes to clarify which are getting in your way. Perhaps you have little or no control over one or two of them but there are bound to be one or two where, with a little creativity, you can devise a way to get around these obstacles. Then, the time and energy you save can go back into getting your job done.
I feel that some of the important parts of my job don't get enough of my attention due to the urgent or "fire fighting" demands on my time.
Not getting your work done because you are faced with too many unexpected or unscheduled tasks may make it seem like you are always 'fighting fires'. There can be a number of different ways to deal with this issue:
Evaluate whether dealing with the unscheduled tasks needs to be done immediately. If not, schedule it to be addressed once you have dealt with the more important issues.
If you are in a position of authority and you are doing your subordinate's tasks, you can be creating an undesirable dependency. Clarify which of your 'firefights' can be delegated.
Investigate the ways that your colleagues deal with this issue. If they remain cool and collected, find out what they do to address their 'firefights'. If they are showing signs of stress, evaluate the habits that you have in common with them and then look for better habits to replace the bad ones.

I believe that most of the changes going on in this company will work out for the best.
If you want to see the big picture of where things are going and how senior management expects the future to be better, take these steps:
Ignore rumors as much as possible.
Check with co-workers to see if they can clarify your understanding.
If other people share your concerns, speak with your manager about getting an update on your team's progress.
Remember that it's human nature to be skeptical or even pessimistic when the future is unclear.

I feel motivated by my work.
Along with getting a promotion or pay raise, the biggest motivator for most of us at work is being able to use and be recognized for our unique talents and strengths in our work. Surprisingly, more than 85% of people have difficulty in quickly listing what exactly their strengths are. If you have any doubts about your strengths, make a list of them based on what others have told you and what you know about yourself. List the main tasks or responsibilities in your job and make the decision to use your strengths more effectively in dealing with these issues. Your motivation will improve and, probably, so will your performance.
I find it difficult to stay as motivated by my work as I would like to.
In most of our workdays, as much as 70% of our time is spent in performing routine and even mundane tasks. To stay motivated, look at the day or week ahead and focus on those several work activities which make up the more interesting 30% of your work. Make an effort to protect your time so that more of your work is of the motivating type. Perhaps, some of your co-workers would even be willing to trade some of their work for some of yours. Remind yourself about the things you do enjoy while you are doing some of your more motivating tasks.

 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Work Satisfaction are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Work Life Vitality" part of your report on page #20, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Commitment to Job
The extent to which you are personally committed to achieving the aims of your work team and those of your employer.
Highly Committed   Uncommitted
Overview
Your responses show that you are committed to your job. You enjoy most aspects of your work and are committed to it.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Commitment to Job could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Commitment to Job that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I feel well treated by the company.
You feel well treated by the company and by making your positive feelings known to others, you will likely have a positive effect on both them and yourself.
I sometimes resent how I am treated by the company.
You feel well-treated by the company which helps you avoid stress and dissatisfaction when others may not feel the same way. By sharing examples of why you feel well treated with your work colleagues you may be able not only to help them feel better but also to provide a clearer foundation for your own positive feelings.
I don't take the pride I used to in this company as a "fine employer".
You have indicated that you feel that your company is better than most. What attracted you to the company in the first place may have changed over time but you are able to adapt to changes and focus on those which effect you positively. Sharing how you do this with a less engaged co-worker could help you both feel better.
I don't feel pressured to promise more than I can deliver.
You are doing well at negotiating your work plan so that you avoid too many instances where you cannot deliver on your promises. Keep managing this by generally providing a positive response to new requests with the provision that you will define deliverables and timelines when you have all the information. Give people the confidence that you will deliver while building your reputation for thorough and thoughtful planning.
In this company, I believe the needs and interests of workers are fairly taken into account in most decisions that affect them.
You have indicated that your company is one that cares about its work force. If you are able to focus on some of the ways that the company shows its concern, this will help your colleagues when they do not feel the same way. It will also help you understand why you feel a sense of engagement with the company and how to build on that.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Commitment to Job could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Commitment to Job that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I believe that many of the company's decisions that affect my work are short-sighted or inconsistent.
Solving day-to-day problems to get short term results can often lead to too little attention to your longer term work plan, or to being sure that you clearly understand how your work fits with your team's overall work strategy. People work better when they see that link. Ask your manager to explain how your team's work can best support the strategic goals. Sometimes even they are not as clear as they would like to be. Yet everyone knows that productivity is best when roll-down / roll-up feedback links broad targets to our daily work performance.
I believe I can trust my co-workers to look after my interests as well as I look after theirs.
Sometimes our relationships at work can begin to feel less dependable, especially when a lot of changes are happening. It is then that we may need to take a second look at those several people who have always 'been there' for us and who are probably hoping they can still count on us. Make a point of spending more time with them and make sure that you have the strong foundation of trust and respect that you always had. If it seems shaky, work on the things that you can do to build trust and better win/win working relationships.
I often feel I personally am paying too high a price for the company's success.
The 'too high a price' is usually experienced in terms of stress, health and a balanced lifestyle. This StressPro™ report provides you recommendations for restoring your sense of well-being in each of these areas. If part of the price you're paying is in terms of your career progress, remember that meeting challenging work demands may be tough, but it is also providing you experience and skills that can make you an even more valuable employee wherever your career takes you.

 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Commitment to Job are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Work Life Vitality" part of your report on page #20, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 WORK ENGAGEMENT INDEX

My Personal Action Plan for Improved Work Engagement

We recommend you revisit the Notes-to-Myself that you have made in StressPro™ concerning your Work Stress, Work Satisfaction and Commitment to Job.


MY FOCUS

As I read this Work Engagement section in my profile, focusing on my Strengths and my Growth Opportunities, the most important recommendations-for-action for me are:

 1. _____________________________________________________________________________

 2. _____________________________________________________________________________

 3. _____________________________________________________________________________

 * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________


MY MOTIVATION

It's clear to me that by taking action on these recommendations, I can create the following benefits and satisfactions for myself in my work life:

 * ______________________________________________________________________________

 * ______________________________________________________________________________


MY ACTION

The specific, realistic and motivating actions I am going to take are:

 * Action #1 ______________________________________________________________________

 * Action #2 ______________________________________________________________________

 * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________

©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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VITALITY SNAPSHOT
 
 Work
The extent to which your present work situation either promotes or interferes with the satisfaction you want in your life.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your profile shows that your present work situation is, in different ways, both an obstacle and a resource to your having the satisfaction you want in your life

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Work could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Work that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I am proud of the work I do.
You take pride in your work and this energizes the vitality you bring to the rest of your life. Remind yourself of the things that make you proud and share them with your colleagues at work. This may help them get the same sense of pride in what they are doing.
My career isn't developing at the speed I want.
You have indicated that your career is developing at a reasonable pace. To keep it on track, review your progress at least once a year and set down you short and long term goals at that time. Develop a plan to meet your goals and make certain that you have a method to monitor your progress.
I am not able to plan my work activities so that important parts of my job get done right.
The ability to plan your work activities so that important parts are being done well is a key to experiencing satisfaction and balance in your work life. By doing such planning you are both reducing the stress in your work day and becoming more able to enjoy the satisfactions your work offers.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Work could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Work that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

My work hours don't allow enough time for activities which are important to me outside of work.
If you can free up and protect some extra time for important activities outside of work, that's the first step. It is also important to be honest and clear with yourself about how much time per week you can realistically hope to set aside for these activities. Most people believe they have more time in their day than they actually do. This leads to a lot of unnecessary stress. Now you are in a position to pick one important non-work activity that you've wanted to do for a long time: Pick an activity where you can get involved gradually. Avoid an all-or-nothing approach. Begin by just talking about it with someone else who's already involved with it. Read about it. Find out what kinds of people also enjoy it. Explore how small a budget of time and money will allow you to get started. Maybe arrange to go with a friend to find out more or to just sample the activity. Discuss your interest with your family so they will support your committing time to it. Arrange your work situation so as to protect the time you'll need. Don't give up if you have to postpone your new activity once. If it happens twice, re-evaluate whether you have the time. Relish your enjoyments both the ones you hoped for and the new ones you discover.
My job gives me plenty of satisfaction.
The past few years have led to many changes for most of us in the scope and pace of our work. A key lesson is that we can't always wait for satisfaction from our jobs: we have to create it. Here are several proven steps: looking back over your work life, get very clear about the work experiences that gave you the deepest satisfaction (your "satisfiers"); looking at your present job, on a scale of 0-to-10 where "10" means "I have total control" and where "0" means "I have no control", rate each of your satisfiers in terms of how much you can actually control getting that satisfier into your job; for the two satisfiers you gave the highest "control" rating, get creative and develop a simple plan for experiencing them more fully and frequently in your job; as you begin to feel your job satisfaction rising, make a point of enjoying and building on that.
I feel a sense of accomplishment from my work.
It's the "sense" part of a sense of accomplishment that we all need to work on by regularly applying these steps: Always have a "to do" list for your next day's activities, and put an asterisk (*) next to the ones you feel are most personally important; give special priority to making progress on one of these each day Tick them off as you get them done; At the end of each day, pick one or two accomplishments which feel most solid and satisfying for you, and spend two minutes enjoying those feelings; In your planning for tomorrow, focus in on how you can build on today's accomplishments; Make this end-of-day review a daily experience. Your sense of accomplishment will continue to grow.

 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving the Work dimension of my lifestyle are:
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Lifestyle Vitality" part of your report on page #29, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Family
The extent to which your family life provides you the emotional support and quality of relationships you want from it.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your profile shows that your present family situation provides you some but not all the emotional support and quality of relationships you want from it

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Family could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Family that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

When my family and I plan to do something together, we often don't follow through and do what we planned.
Your family appears to keep its commitments to each other by following through on its plans. This helps you and your family members understand and reinforce the value of commitments to each other.
My family life allows me to experience the loving relationships that I think are important.
Your family life allows you to experience the loving relationships that are important. This is very important and should be maintained. Remember to focus on the strengths of those around you and try to ignore or make light of those things that might normally irritate you. A good relationship with your family is not something that everyone has. Nurture it and treasure it.
I think I am not spending enough time with my family.
You are successfully meeting the sometimes difficult challenge of spending the amount of time you think is right with your family. The decisions and commitments you make to place a priority on family time will deepen the satisfactions you find in those times together.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Family could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Family that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

We have too little communication with each other in my family.
Did you know that, beyond the basics like deciding who's going to pick up the milk, the typical husband and wife have only seven minutes of personal communication each day? Or that 65% of teenagers would like to have more communication with their parents? The message here is that communication takes commitment and effort. With a little of both, you can take the lead. Be realistic in your aims for more and better communication and aim for gradual improvements. Think about one or two situations where good communication has happened in the past (e.g. a drive in the car; or window shopping; or ?) and then arrange for it to happen again Relax and actively enjoy each situation where you are communicating well Ask the other person(s) to think about what they have enjoyed doing together,and would enjoy doing again.
I can always count on my family life to provide the emotional support I need.
Even though people in a family may love each other deeply, feelings of strong emotional support don't happen automatically. Here are some dependable steps for creating emotional closeness: Get clear about what you're looking for by sketching a mental picture of what an emotionally supportive family life would look like in your situation; From what others in your family have said in the past, determine how their portrait of an emotionally supportive family would look; Find non-pushy ways to ask for and to encourage more emotional sharing of the kind you sketched in your mental picture and tell them how good it feels when it happens; Do several of the things that you think would be in their portrait(s). The emotional climate you are looking for will likely begin to grow. Be appreciative and watch for new opportunities to support each other.
When I'm doing something with my family, I don't get distracted by thinking about other things.
To stay focused on and to really enjoy your family activities, take steps like these: On the way home, spend five minutes looking forward to a family activity. Leave your briefcase or tool belt at work or lock it in your car's trunk when you get home. Change into different clothes after work. * When a distracting thought intrudes, tell yourself you'll deal with that later. Make a point of actively enjoying the shared family time as it happens. Talk about the best parts later with your family.

 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving the Family dimension of my lifestyle are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Lifestyle Vitality" part of your report on page #29, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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VITALITY SNAPSHOT
 
 Friends
The extent to which your friendships provide you the support and satisfactions you want to experience with friends.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your profile shows that your friendships are providing most of the support and satisfactions you want from them.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Friends could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Friends that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

My friends and I don't have a lot of personal interests in common.
Sharing interests with your friends makes it easier for your to have interesting conversations or spend relaxed time together. Introduce your friends to your new interests if you think they will also enjoy them.
My relationships with my friends give me lots of satisfaction.
You have satisfying relationships with your friends. Keep doing what you are doing with your friends and you may even wish to tell them what you enjoy most with them so you can look forward to doing that more often in future.
When I have a lot of stress in my life, I can count on my friends for support.
You have indicated that you have no difficulty planning for a time to get together with your friends. This makes it easy to keep good relationships going.
I don't spend enough time with my friends.
Having at least several active friendships is a very powerful resource for our emotional wellbeing and, as research shows, also for our physical health. Making the time for this can be challenging. You are clearly successful in doing this.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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VITALITY SNAPSHOT
 
 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Friends could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Friends that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I need more friends.
You may come to feel you need more friends either because you simply have too few close relationships or because such relationships have become too narrow or shallow. To begin to add one or two close relationships, try these steps: Decide and plan to spend more time than you have been in one of your favourite activities where you're likely to meet new people (e.g. a night school course on cooking) Focus as much on the opportunities for conversations as on the course content Before you go, mentally prepare yourself to enjoy any two-way conversations that come up. Don't just preach about yourself. Rather put the focus on really discovering what's most enjoyable about the activity for one or two others you meet Afterwards, reflect on what you learned about yourself, about your preferences, from these conversations As you both get to know each other better, suggest a follow-on step you could do together (e.g. partnering on a class assignment; going to a book store). A new friendship may grow. Take your time. Don't get over-focused on creating a new friendship. Let the "chemistry" develop and remember that this same approach can also help revitalize old relationships
My friendships have grown stronger over the years.
People change and grow in their interests over time. These changes can deepen our relationships, especially when we take these steps: Take stock of the changes you have seen in one close friend over the years. Examine how have you changed too. To help you focus, write down how both of you have changed By looking a little deeper into these changes, you will probably discover that the choices you each made reveal several of the traits in both of you that led you to like each other in the first place. Find a relaxed time to share your insights with them. Focus on discovering what they think, and on what you would enjoy doing together in future.

 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving the Friends dimension of my lifestyle are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Lifestyle Vitality" part of your report on page #29, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


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 Personal Development
The extent to which you are involved in activities which promote your personal enjoyment and growth.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Overview
Your profile shows that you are doing quite well at personal development.

Build on Your Strengths
Some of your answers to the questions about your Personal Development could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Personal Development that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

My leisure time does not reflect my interests very well.
Maintaining a leisure life which allows you to express your various interests is often not easy. You seem to managing this challenge very well.
I feel that my life is progressing in the areas that are most important to me.
Your profile shows that you feel that your life is progressing in the areas that are most important to you. This allows you to feel that you are going in the right direction and you do not have to spend a lot of energy getting back on track.
Once I've met my work and family commitments, I don't have much energy left to pursue my personal interests.
You have indicated that you are able to pursue your personal interests as much as you like. This can be energizing as long as you continue to balance it with your family, work and other important aspects of your life.
I do not plan enough time for the activities I really enjoy.
You plan enough time for the activities that you enjoy. Now take advantage of your self management skills to follow your plan for maximum personal growth and enjoyment.
©2005 Canadian Institute of Stress & Selection Testing Consultants Intl. - ID# E23W4R9M for Sample Person on October 2, 2015
 


VITALITY SNAPSHOT
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VITALITY SNAPSHOT
 
 Growth Opportunities
Some of your answers to the questions about your Personal Development could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Personal Development that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I frequently get involved with opportunities to develop myself personally.
Most often we neglect our personal development for two closely connected reasons. First, we don't know where to start or what to do next and second, we're not sure just how strongly interested we are in developing which aspect of ourselves. Here is a mental exercise to help you pick and pursue a truly motivating personal development plan: Imagine that you are away on a brief vacation by yourself and you've planned just to spend a day doing nothing more than relaxing by the pool. While there, you meet a person you know whom you deeply admire and whose life you know is very interesting. The two of you get very involved in a conversation about important personal things which lasts four or five hours. Afterwards, you feel that it was the best time you've had in a long time. Now, ask yourself what topics and interests did you and they discuss together? What were the one or two themes that ran throughout your discussion? Write your answers down. What you wrote down is probably pointing to those aspects of yourself you want to develop. Now you are ready to pick and pursue a great self-development experience.
I make sure that I frequently take time for my own interests.
Over 90% of healthy, satisfied adults have a 'third space' in their lives which is 'time-for-me' beyond what they give to work and to family. Being refreshed by visiting that third space does not require a lot of time. It can be your enjoying your drive time home from work, a monthly poker game, or a once a week relaxing aromatherapy bath. To create and be re-energized by your third space, take these steps: Identify the activity and the times that you want at the heart of your 'time-for-me'. Frequently vividly visualize yourself enjoying them. Commit that you will visit your third space tomorrow or very soon. Develop an affirmation to repeat to yourself as you enter that space, like 'My drive time shows me new things every day'. Redecorate your space as you go, e.g. explore a new route for driving home.

 Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan
The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving the Personal Development dimension of my lifestyle are ...
1.______________________________________ 2.______________________________________ 3.______________________________________ Note: At the conclusion of this "Lifestyle Vitality" part of your report on page #29, we will suggest you revisit these and other Notes-to-Myself as the overall basis for your designing your Personal Action Plan.
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VITALITY SNAPSHOT
StressPro™

VITALITY SNAPSHOT
 
 LIFESTYLE VITALITY INDEX

My Personal Action Plan for Improved Lifestyle Vitality

We recommend you revisit the Notes-to-Myself that you have made in StressPro™ concerning these four dimensions of your lifestyle: Work, Family, Friends, and Personal Development.


MY FOCUS

As I read this Lifestyle Vitality section in my profile, focusing on my Strengths and my Growth Opportunities, the most important recommendations-for-action for me are:

 1. _____________________________________________________________________________

 2. _____________________________________________________________________________

 3. _____________________________________________________________________________

 * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________


MY MOTIVATION

It's clear to me that by taking action on these recommendations, I can create the following benefits and satisfactions for myself in my work life:

 * ______________________________________________________________________________

 * ______________________________________________________________________________


MY ACTION

The specific, realistic and motivating actions I am going to take are:

 * Action #1 ______________________________________________________________________

 * Action #2 ______________________________________________________________________

 * Others ?  ______________________________________________________________________

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