What’s Your StressType™?

  • Loner
  • Drifter
  • Speed Freak
  • Worry Wart
  • Strain Drain
Developed by Richard Earle, Ph.D. at the world renowned Canadian Institute of Stress
Your StressType™ scores and personalized action recommendations are based in his international applied research with > 224,000 adults

Discover your StressType™

Are you the Drifter, Speed Freak or Loner.. or perhaps the Strain Drain or the Worry Wart?

The StressType™ assessment is designed to provide insight into the personal strengths of those individuals who are consistently able to control the disruptive effects of their Dominant StressType™ on their on their emotional self-control. They are able to self-pace, focus and fully benefit from the energy that stress provides to achieve and enjoy their priorities in both personal and work life.

Meet the StressTypes™

Thirty-four years’ “Vitality Factor” research at the Canadian Institute of Stress has identified five deeply rooted habit patterns which create self-defeating results in stressful situations. We call each of these neuro-psychological lightning rods StressTypes™. They attract, then amplify otherwise normal stress.

For 92% of adults, one StressType is clearly dominant. This red-alert hot reactor button will automatically amplify emotional turbulence in sensitizing situations by as much as 65%. Meet the StressTypes…

01 - Strain Drain

  • Frequently irritable
  • Awake long before alarm clock goes off
  • Frequent or longer lasting cold symptoms
  • Don’t feel well rested in the mornings
  • Energy reserves are low
  • Frequent aches in joints

02 - Drifter

  • Often feel dissatisfied; life is not “adding up”. Or something is missing in their lives
  • In perpetual “mid-life crisis”
  • Tend to shotgun their energy across many options
  • Doubt their existing goals; don’t buy into anything very deeply

03 - Speed Freak

  • Foot to the floor on their “stress accelerator”.
  • Borderline workaholic or perfectionist.
  • Everything must get 110% effort, no matter how (un)important it is.
  • Rapid speech; interrupts others.
  • Deep fatigue after all-out effort.

04 - Worry Wart

  • Trouble turning off their thoughts.
  • Drive themselves at high RPM, but rarely put themselves in gear.
  • Frequent anxiety; tension headaches.
  • Paralysis by analysis; wheel spinning worry.
  • Slow recovery from high-stress situations.

05 - Loner

  • Feel lonely, unfulfilled in relationships.
  • Feel uncomfortable with others, often masked with a smile.
  • Difficulty in giving or receiving easily, relaxed closeness or intimate sharing.
  • Feel alone carrying burdens or worries.

How StressType™ creates personalized lasting results

StressType™ is personalized. Our outcomes research shows that each of the five StressTypes requires its own unique Rx. Prioritizing the wrong start-up skill usually backfires. For example: Starting with relaxation training for a Speed Freak. Relaxing just makes them more anxious.

Unlike one-size-fits-all stress programs … because you first discover your StressType … you then will not only (a) focus on the several skills best for you, you also (b) learn how to apply them in your priority situations. This ME-Learning strategy creates long lasting personalized results.

Pre / Post Results

  • Stress Control32%
  • Worry-Anxiety Control36%
  • Stabilizing Relationships41%
  • Body-Mind Wellbeing (sleep, immune system, and energy vs. fatigue)44%
  • Life Satisfaction62%
  1. Identifies your dominant StressType™ and how it can repeatedly sabotage your emotional self-control and enjoyment in both work and personal life; then it…
  2. Alerts you to your personal early warning signs that your dominant StressType is triggering red-alert stress reactions in you;
  3. Converts each any of your remaining StressType risks into new strengths.
  4. Enables you to personalize longer term StressType “inoculation” steps for quickly dialing down any remaining urgings by your dominant StressType to take unwise, self-defeating actions;
  5. Guides you to test drive and personalize skills in each of the three “pillars of emotional resilience”, namely: Life Satisfaction, Engaging Relationships and Stress Control; and…
Improve your emotional self-control … across all areas of your life
It’s not so much what happens to you that matters, but how you [your StressType] take it.
Hans Selye, CC, MD, PhD, DSc Founder, Canadian Institute of Stress Known internationally as the “father of the stress field"