What is an interpersonal stressor?

1 Answer
Mar 7, 2016

Difficult situations dealing with other people (communication, relationship, etc.) (Interpersonal) may become a stressor when it is perceived as a threat to one’s well-being or position in life.


The situations that become stressors vary from person to person. While some things tend to stress many people—job demands, relationship conflicts, a hectic schedule—not every potential stressor causes stress in everyone. Everyone has a unique set of understanding of the world around them and ways of perceiving things. What seems like a threat to one person may be perceived as a challenge to another. So you really can't generalize what situations are stressors.

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