Examinations are not a disease
Let's start with a good message: test anxiety is not a disease and above all no appearance that will last forever. In technical terms, it is a natural stimulus-response chain, and if you know how, you can find out about it and can turn it off.
Test anxiety arises for different reasons and under different conditions, which I want to examine here with you piece by piece.
The printing is due
Test anxiety causes a lot of self-pressure, especially for those who suffer from it. Basically it can be said that anxiety is a reaction of the entire organism to a threatening situation. Where this fear comes from, I come back to later, since it is irrelevant at first. It's like pressing a button that triggers the process. Every person has already more or less often met with fear.
Test anxiety may or may even be quite likely to frighten you even before the exam. So who do you think can put off your fear then? Exactly, only you! Fear is a very important part of 12 by us, without whom we would be quite lost in life, because who else would warn us if danger is in arrears?
The cliché of the strong man
Clichés of strong guys and men who are not afraid sound good, but are outdated. It's more akin to the fact that guys just deal with fear differently and react to it. They do not like to show their fear, because anxiety is a sign of weakness that does not fit into a man's picture, especially at puberty.
Young men want to compete with like-minded male colleagues and have a strong impact on the opposite sex. That's how men are created and that's a good thing, because it's in their genes and their nature to be strong.
The pressure to be strong
Here is the first reason why a young man can unconsciously press himself to be strong. Strong is, among other things, the one who stands out from the other, so the pressure is better than others and scores achieved. Others, for their part, are avoiding pressure because they see no way to achieve what they themselves demand and become school truants, showing their coolness.
The intensity of the self-imposed pressure can be stressful. Girls, on the other hand, are more likely to feel or show fear in our society. But even girls are under pressure, which can lead to self-pressure, interestingly, especially when they show very good performance in school.
Expectations in women
The expectation of oneself is so great that it becomes more and more a burden. Other girls, on the other hand, quickly doubt themselves, resign themselves to poor performance. Here one can lack the belief in oneself and the trust in ones own performance.
But unlike guys, they usually talk more openly about their problem, share and seek help faster. In dealing with test anxiety girls are therefore at an advantage.
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