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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