May 12, 2020 | 3
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Stress Quotient: What You Need to Know


You need to find out how to control your stress, or your stress will end up controlling you. Here’s all of the information you need to know about Stress Quotient.


What is Stress Quotient?

Stress Quotient is a diagnostic assessment developed by Rick Bowers and Dr. Ron Bonnstetter in 2014. Stress Quotient measures 7 categories of stress that break down into 17 sub-segments. This tool can be used for individuals, teams and entire organizations to get an accurate snapshot of their stress levels in different departments.

Why Did TTI SI Create This Assessment?

Much like our Emotional Quotient assessment, Stress Quotient is built to increase and improve awareness of problems. You can’t fix a problem unless you know there is a problem in the first place.

“We created this tool because as businesses go through ups and downs, people perceive stress and react differently,” said Rick Bowers, TTI SI President. “If you can understand a problem to the point that you can name it, it’s easier to fix. Once you have the awareness, then you can regulate.”


Who Can Use Stress Quotient?

Stress Quotient can be used by individuals, teams, and entire organizations.

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Take the assessment and find out your personal scores for 7 categories of stress.

team_reportsTeam Reports

The results of a team can be combined to create an overall team result using their collective scores and finding the average.


The assessment can also be used for an entire organization to get a company-wide score, or can be used for individual teams and compared across departments. If one team is overly stressed while the rest of the organization isn’t, it’s time to re-evaluate roles and responsibilities.


“If you can understand a problem to the point that you can name it, it’s easier to fix. Once you have the awareness, then you can regulate.”


How Can You Use Stress Quotient Right Now?

This tool is a great first step for potential clients and current clients alike. By getting a better understanding of their personal stress levels across different areas, they can find out potential areas of improvement.

Remember, this assessment is a diagnostic tool. Stress Quotient will tell you where you need to focus to lessen stress, but finding out how to do it is the next step.

This is where other assessments come in. Emotional Quotient is an excellent first step to increasing and improving all around awareness, while Talent Insights will reveal an individual’s behavioral style and personal motivations. The knowledge from each assessment stacks onto each individual, to create a full picture and multifaceted understanding.


What’s Your Next Step?

Take control of stress! If you’re a member of the network, get in touch with our Solutions Consultant team with any questions. If you’re interested in joining the TTI SI network, contact us here.


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Jaime Faulkner