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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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The main causes of burnout

In workplaces where people are undervalued, overworked, and unappreciated the risks of having a burnout increase exponentially. And high-achievers' are more at risk. The main causes of burnout can be broken into three main areas: lifestyle, personality, and workplace:

  • Personality
    • High-achieving
    • Type A personality
    • Perfectionists
    • Pessimists
    • A control freak
    • Staunch Introverts
  • Lifestyle
    • Assuming too many responsibilities
    • Poor or not enough sleep
    • No time to relax and socialize
    • No supportive network - family, friends, and so on
  • Workplace
    • Chaotic and high-pressure workplace environment
    • Monotonous and repetitive chores
    • Lack of challenges and opportunities to grow
    • Lack of praise and recognition for good work
    • Being ...

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