Are you too stressed at work? Take this quiz to find if you’re burned out



Burnout at work places is what everyone goes through, yet nobody talks about it. We learn to live with it.

Human beings have a tendency to normalise everything that happens to them on a regular basis.

“Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.

It is characterized by three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy,” says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Burn-out refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life.

To understand your efficiency in your skill, it is very important to know what your mental status is at the place your work, the place where you showcase your skills.

To know whether you are too stressed out at work or not, take this quiz:

  • Many times I feel like I have no control over my job life. Somebody else has the remote.
  • I dread office hours. I count hours for my shift to be over.
  • Everytime I do not make something on time, I either feel guilty or else I am made to feel guilty
  • I use the allotted leaves for vacation
  • I rarely lose my temper at work
  • I have a good bonding with my colleagues, but I stop myself from making friends
  • I love working a lot and have rarely felt it overburdening
  • I often look forward to the weekend
  • Even trivial incidents in office upset me
  • Sometimes after an incident I feel I overreacted and later I regret for it
  • Sometimes at work I perspire noticeably, like getting sweaty palms.
  • Even a meeting scares me to the core
  • Even when I know certain things I don’t say it thinking I would make a fool of myself
  • My family is not happy with my working hours and manners


If you get more than 9 answers YES, then it’s time you take a look at your workspace and make some changes.

One needs to bring the emotions out of oneself when there is trouble. Piling up emotions and not giving them a chance to come out can lead to disastrous consequences which at times can be irreversible too.

Speak to someone. Trust someone who can hold your issues carefully when you open it up in front of them.

Take expert suggestions if you feel nobody can understand you better. Therapists will guide you and help you sail through the difficulties.

Talk to a coworker, see what he or she is going through. Take suggestions from the person. Build your confidence on the positive things that you see in the person.

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