Corporate Stress Test

When your employees are suffering from stress, they are experiencing a wide variety of symptoms.  These symptoms can be broken down into four distinct categories:  Emotional, Psychological, Behavioural, and Physical. Give your employees the following test so you can assess their stress levels

SECTION I – Emotional Symptoms

Check off the feelings you have on a day to day basis.  Write in your score in the box at the bottom of the page.

  • Mood Swings __________
  • Feelings of Guilt __________
  • Feelings of Tension __________
  • Feelings of Anger __________
  • No Enthusiasm __________
  • Feeling out of Control __________
  • Feelings of Helplessness __________
  • Poor Concentration __________
  • Feelings of Shame __________
  • Feeling Anxious __________
  • Becoming more cynical __________
  • Decrease in confidence/self-esteem __________

TOTAL SECTION I:  __________________


SECTION II – Psychological Symptoms

Check off the thoughts you have on a day to day basis.  Write in your score in the box at the bottom of the page.

  • “No one understands” __________
  • “I keep forgetting where I put things” __________
  • “I can’t cope” __________
  • “I am a failure” __________
  • “I don’t know what to do” __________
  • “What is the point?” __________
  • “Why is everyone upset with me?” __________
  • “I don’t seem to be able to get ahead”  __________
  • “I should be able to handle all of this” __________
  • “Why does this always happen to me?” __________

TOTAL SECTION II: __________________

Please continue on to section III….

SECTION III – Behaviour

Check off the behaviours you have noticed in yourself on a day to day basis.  Write in your score in the box at the bottom of the page.

  • Drop in work performance __________
  • More accident prone __________
  • Too busy to relax __________
  • Poor judgment           __________
  • Inability to express feelings __________
  • Over reacting __________
  • Poor time management __________
  • Increase in drinking and smoking  __________
  • Overeating/loss of appetite __________
  • Change in sleeping patters __________
  • Withdrawing from family and friends __________

TOTAL SECTION III: _____________

Please continue on to section IV….

SECTION IV – Physical Symptoms

Use this checklist to evaluate your physical condition. Check off the physical symptoms of stress that you are experiencing.  

  • Sleep problems/tiredness __________
  • Headaches __________
  • Nausea __________
  • Tightness in chest __________
  • Indigestion __________
  • Breathlessness __________
  • Muscle twitches __________
  • Aches and Pains __________
  • Skin Conditions __________
  • Weight loss or weight gain __________
  • Reoccurring illness or allergies __________
  • Chest pain or palpitations __________
  • Constipation/diarrhea __________


Please continue on get your results….


Please write in your total score from each section of this test.  Add them up and see below for your stress assessment.





GRAND TOTAL ________________


0-4 symptoms:  You are doing fine.

5-8 symptoms:  You are experiencing mild stress, and you should learn how to manage your stress before it gets worse.

9-12 symptoms:  You are experiencing moderate stress.  You need to use stress management techniques daily and make some key changes in your life

13 + symptoms:  The higher your score, the more urgent need for you to take action to reduce your stress.  It is imperative that you take steps to reduce your stress immediately.

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