How does your personality impact your life with MS?

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16.08.18

6 minutes, 16 seconds

Your personality is unique to you. And it plays a role in every decision you make.
Your personality is unique to you. And it plays a role in every decision you make.

Some personality traits might make you less likely to step outside your comfort zone and to put up with things, such as MS symptoms or side effects from its treatment. But understanding how you approach things can help you to do them a bit differently.

We’ve put together some questions to help you understand your personality. Bear in mind that your personality traits may change depending on the situation. So answer the following questions based on how you tend to think or feel in a specific environment, for example, at work, with friends or in an appointment with your neurologist or MS nurse.

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Do you put up with things in the hope they'll get better on their own?

I tend to wait and see if things get better 39%

I look for a solution as soon as possible 28%

It depends 33%

How do you feel about trying new things?

I like to try new things 41%

New things make me feel nervous 37%

It depends 22%

How do you feel about listening to other people's opinions?

I find it useful to hear what other people think 50%

I wish people would keep their opinions to themselves 23%

It depends 27%

How do you feel about change?

I think it's a positive thing 7%

It makes me feel uncomfortable 53%

It depends 40%

How easy do you find it to express yourself?

I feel confident expressing myself 28%

I find it difficult to express myself 44%

It depends 28%

Now you’ve answered these questions, is there anything you’ve identified that you find challenging, or that you avoid? If so have a think about how this could impact the decisions you make about your MS.When you experience a problem because of your MS, or its treatment, what do you do? Do you take action? Do you speak up? Or do you wait and see how it goes?

It can be all too easy to put up with things in the hope they’ll get better, but it could mean you’re making unnecessary compromises in your day-to-day life. That’s why it’s important to challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone and make sure you share any problems you’re having at your next appointment. It’s only then that you can Demand More from life with MS.

Is it time you stepped outside your comfort zone?

GZEMEA.MS.18.07.0181
Date of approval: August 2018

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