Is your coping style healthy or unhealthy? Answer these 8 questions to find out

Updated on:23 October 2021, 11:08am IST

How do you deal with stress, problems and uncomfortable emotions? Take this quiz to check whether your coping strategy is healthy or not.

is your coping style healthy?
This quiz can reveal whether you’re good at coping up with tough situations. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

A coping style is a typical manner of confronting a stressful situation and dealing with it. There are many coping styles that people use, and they deal with their stressful situations in different ways. Some of them are effective but some of them can make your stressful situation even worse. 

Have you ever thought about whether your own coping style is healthy? Well, learning about your own habits to deal with stressful situations can help you gain a broader view to handle the stress. 

So, ready to find out if your coping style is healthy or unhealthy? Take this quiz designed by Ambika Chawla, Clinical Psychologist at Kaleidoscope- a unit of Dr. Bakshi’s Healthcare, for HealthShots.

Answer these questions to find out! 


Do you get upset after facing criticism?


Is there an increase in intake of alcohol when faced with difficult situations?


Do you tend to get disheartened from a negative experience?


Do you tend to keep feelings to yourself?


Do you find it difficult to manage ways around a challenging situation?


Do you see obstacles hampering your growth?


Do you direct your anger into harming yourself or others?


Do you avoid situations that are challenging?