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Physical signs of stress
Headaches, tension, indigestion, breathlessness, sleep disturbances, rashes, frequent colds, dry mouth, dizziness, recurrence of previous illness, stumbling speech, tiredness, lethargy, skin disorders, hand tremors, nail biting, rapid weight loss, overeating.
Mental signs of stress
Inability to concentrate, worrying, mistakes, muddled thinking, persistent negative thinking, nervousness.
Identifying stress: what to look for in yourself
Unsociability, restlessness, lying, reckless driving, change in appetite, accidents at home/work, out of character behaviour, decline in appearance/hygiene.
Irritability, tension, moodiness, withdrawal, alienation, dissatisfaction, tearful, anxious.
Identifying stress: what to look for in others
Immature or emotional behaviour such as:
Crying, sulking, arguments, bad temper, loss of sense of humour, undue sensitivity, over-reaction to problems, personality clashes, loss of confidence.
Fixation such as:
Repeating arguments in meetings, refusing to listen to suggestions, insisting on using inadequate solutions.