Personality, Self-Esteem, and Emotions vocab

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self-esteem

refers to how much you respect yourself and like yourself

self-actualization

the process by which people achieve their full potential

hierarchy of needs

the need that need to be met before self-actualization occurs

stress

the response of your body and mind to being challenged or threatened

eustress

positive stress

distress

negative stress

stressor

an event or situation that causes stress

catastrophe

an event that threatens lives and may destroy property

fight-or-flight response

the initial reaction of the body to stress

optimism

the tendency to focus on the positive aspects of a situation

pessimism

the tendencey to focus on the negative and expect the worst

perfectionist

a person who accepts nothing less than excellence

resilience

the ability to recover from extreme or prolonged stress

mental rehersal

the practice of an event without actually doing the event

biofeedback

people learn to control one or more body functions by monitoring their body's reactions

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