Everyone has ways they handle stress; these methods are called coping styles. Some researchers think each style is associated with specific levels of success.
For example, since emotion-focused coping doesn 't solve problems that cause stress, some researchers think it 's a less effective method of coping. Still, it 's a better method when people truly have no control of their situation. Also, it may help simply because it makes people feel better.
Emotion-focused coping style
Do things to make oneself feel better
Tell yourself you can get through this
You can always use it. It can make you feel better immediately.
It doesn 't make problems go away.
Problem-focused coping style
Try to fix the problem
Discuss a problem with a coworker who you think is wrong
Sometimes this method makes problems go away.
You can 't make some problems go away no matter how hard you try.
Relationship-focused coping style
Handle other people 's needs
Discuss how you feel with someone you are angry with