From these sources (1, 2, 3) I have figured out that anxiety and stressfulness are generally defined as:

  • Axniety - Prone to have general anxiety, panic, specific phobias, worry as well as feel tension, nerviousness.
  • Stressfulness - Feel helpless, overwhelmed under stress, pressure or when facing emergency situations.

But isn't feeling helpless and overwhelmed cause you to feel anxious? And isn't feeling of helplessness and overwhelment basically comes from anxiety? When I feel overwhelmed, it basically means that I am very anxious at the moment.

Another definition (4) might be that stressfulness is a ploclivity to feel panic. But isn't panic is just a final stage of being anxious?

What is the difference between anxiety and stressfulness?


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