Two Psychological Perspectives Of Personality And Stress And Patety

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Dan voluntarily came in to the community organisation showing distinct signs of distress. He stated that the company he worked for needed to cut down on their employees and he was one of the staff members who got dismissed. Dan tells he knew this would happen and was convinced that he would be one of those employees. The cause of his job dismissal was due to economic downfall but he refused to believe this. He would often say “It’s all my fault, I’m such a failure” multiple times during the interview and worry about concerns regarding his family by saying “My wife and family depend on me… I just can’t cope with this”. Based on his assessment, it has been discovered that he has eating and sleeping disorders and also a history of having low self-esteem and anxiety. On this case study, I will explain Dan’s situation from two psychological perspectives: the trait perspective of personality and stress and coping. I will also provide recommendations under each …show more content…
In this case, during Dan’s assessment, I understood that he has been struggling with a low self-esteem and anxiety throughout his life. Neuroticism is associated as a negative predictor, this could have had an impact with Dan’s performance at his work place (Weiten, Dunn, & Hammer, 2012, p. 35). Poor work performance, inability to cope with stress and anxiety are some characteristics that may have affected his reliability at work as to why he was made redundant (It is understandable that even if the job loss was due to recession, employers are more likely to keep competent employees). However, if Dan were at the other end of the spectrum, where he had the personality of being calm, secured and self-satisfied; this would reflect on him having a great overall work performance thus it would have been more likely to have kept his job (Weiten, Dunn, & Hammer, 2012, p.

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