A hard-bitten oil tycoon was once asked if he had stomach ulcers. His reply, "I don't get ulcers, I give them." Living intensely is a way of life for some people. More than 80 million prescriptions for tranquilizers are written annually to help us keep our emotions in check, but still some of us don't succeed. Our blow-ups often cause detrimental results for ourselves and for others.
Researchers have devised lengthy questionnaires designed to identify individuals who don't handle stress well. The following quiz is based on studies by Leonard Derogatis at Johns Hopkins University, which assess your style of handling difficult situations.
To determine if you are likely to drop a bomb when irritated, take the following test.
Can You Keep Yourself in Check?
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