Believe it or not, there are several useful character traits which a person can develop as a result of their anxiety, and they can use these personality traits to their advantage. Several of the personality traits which shall be detailed in this article can be employed to allow a person to become a valuable asset at work and in personal relationships.
However, an even more useful reason to identify the positive aspects of having anxiety is to help a person overcome the condition.
It’s incredibly difficult to overcome anxiety as the condition itself can cause a person to become extremely negative, both about their prospects and themselves as a person. Furthermore, anxiety is a highly cyclical condition and many anxiety sufferers (after their first attack) simply become anxious about being anxious.
This is because they recognize and focus on the widely published, both online and in-print, negative connotations which partner the condition. Evidently, it’s imperative that anxiety sufferers are given the opportunity to identify and focus on any positive aspects of the condition so that they can retain a positive mindset during their recovery from the condition.
Below I will discuss the character traits an anxious person might develop, as well as explain why said traits could have a positive influence in the everyday life of a sufferer.
By it’s very nature, anxiety is a condition which renders the sufferer extremely careful. A sufferer will display much greater angst over everyday concerns – such as being late for work or not completing a project – than a non-anxiety sufferer. The generation of this anxiety ensures a sufferer will be punctual, resilient and extremely determined to complete any given tasks both on time and to a high standard as this will ease their anxious feelings and leave them with a much-desired sense of accomplishment.
As many people with anxiety fret about the opinion and judgment of their peers, many sufferers will strive to gain approval which can lead to a heightened level observational skill. A prominent method employed by anxiety sufferers to obtain the approval of their peers – as well as to detract attention from their anxiety – is to offer compliments. This can build a person’s observational skill as they begin to recognize subtle changes in the people around them.
Anxiety is a reaction generated by your brain to a perceived (often non-existent) sense of danger. Basically, during an anxiety attack, a person’s brain is activating their fight-vs-flight response and inducing a feeling of intense panic so that they remove themselves from the danger – which can, of course, be problematic in everyday life.
Now most anxiety sufferers have low self-esteem, and consequently, they’re normally very self-aware and extremely conscious of what they say to others. This is a highly underrated skill. Kindness
Many anxiety sufferers house the valuable ability to offer extreme kindness to their peers. This ability stems from the desire to gain the approval of other people by paying compliments and demonstrating a degree of empathy. As many anxiety sufferers are aware of their condition and the detrimental effect it can have on their life, they’re much more understanding of the pain and problems of their surrounding peer group and often strive to help out whenever possible to ensure that people enjoy a better quality of life.
Many anxiety sufferers worry suffering from anxiety, and it can erode their self-esteem; however, it’s important that they remember the beneficial skills which make them a wonderful friend, a great asset at work and an extremely valued person.