These people are vulnerable to stress and less adept at coping with it when it arises. They find themselves feeling helpless under difficult circumstances and in need of external forces or people to lift them up.
In love you may struggle to focus when things get tense. In an argument, for instance, emotions may so get the better of you that you lose sight of how best to proceed with communication. You may also find that your reactions to your partner’s words or actions may be overwhelming at times and may find yourself hoping that they fix the situation.
Stressful work environments can be a challenge for these people. The words and actions of those around them can easily create disharmony and confusion. It may be difficult for them to hear criticism without having a negative reaction, and so they may lose control of their emotions in tense situations. This does not mean they are always vulnerable. They may be well regulated for the most part, but find some difficulty when faced with emergency situations.
However, people who are more attuned to stress can sometimes also create good people leaders. Because they are attuned to the circumstances that can create disharmony or friction in the workplace, as leaders they can create more welcoming and stress-free environments for their teams.
You have a secure and grounded inner locus of control. You are able to self-regulate and are less likely to be emotionally impacted in careless ways by events around you. You tend to be centered and focused.