The Stress of Being Big

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The Stress of Being Big: Stress in Outstanding Personal Achievement (An Interview Report)

Presented to Sir Fernando “Boyet” Garcia In Partial Fulfillment of the Subject Abnormal Psychology

Michael Oliver P. Caguete

January 7, 2012

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"Look to your dream, hold on to your dream... Just look at your own star, don’t compare yourself to others, don’t compare yourself with other people. Because, always, almost always, there will be people greater than or lesser than who you are. But when you look at your own star, it will guide your way to the darkness." Sir Ramon George Atento

“Stress is relative. I suppose when a person enjoys what he’s doing, then you don’t get tired. No matter how hard, if you really enjoy, you don’t really get tired.” Sir Christopher Torres

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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................... 5 TRANSCRIPTION (1).................................................................................................................. 7 TRANSCRIPTION (2)................................................................................................................ 13 SUMMARY ................................................................................................................................. 22 CONCLUSIONS ......................................................................................................................... 24 RECOMMENDATIONS............................................................................................................ 26 APPENDICES ............................................................................................................................. 27 INSIGHT: MICHAEL OLIVER P. CAGUETE ................................................................................... 28 INTERVIEW SCHEDULE ........................................................................................................ 30

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INTRODUCTION
Outstanding personal achievements are very rewarding experiences for an individual. It satisfies the esteem needs of a person, which include the things that reflect on self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition, and accomplishment. However at some aspects, people experience stress of having outstanding achievements. According to studies, stress could come from not only negative situations but from positive situations also. Outstanding personal achievements are positive experiences that consequently an individual could experience stress. However, most people feel motivated and satisfied as they attain their outstanding personal achievements. Professional individuals are most likely to experience the stress of outstanding personal achievements. Moreover, students from lower to higher level of education could also experience the stress of attaining and maintaining outstanding personal achievements. Background of the interviewees Sir Christopher Torres works in Lyceum of the Philippines University – Laguna as the director and as board of trustee. Sir Ramon George Atento also works in Lyceum of the Philippines University – Laguna as the planning director. Objectives of the interview The objectives of the interview report is to: 1. Know what are some of the personal achievements a professional individual consider as outstanding; 2. Determine the...
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