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  • • Whether a person suffers burnout is partly dependent on their personality.
  • • Differences in personality explain why one person finds a task enjoyable, while a second person finds the same task unbearable.
  • • The personality is like a psychological immune system.
  • • Our personality is made up of five factors: openness (our creativity), conscientiousness (our tendency to work hard), extraversion (whether we like being with others), agreeableness (how much we are influenced by others) and neuroticism (how emotionally stable we are).
  • • Having a Type A personality (competitive, impatient and aggressive) is a big risk factor for burnout.


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