Stress Management Test

Here’s a quick test to deter­mine your stress lev­el.  Read the fol­low­ing descrip­tion com­plete­ly before look­ing at the picture.

The pic­ture below was used in a case study on stress lev­els at St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal. Look at both dol­phins jump­ing out of the water. The dol­phins are iden­ti­cal. A close­ly mon­i­tored, sci­en­tif­ic study revealed that, in spite of the fact that the dol­phins are iden­ti­cal, a per­son under stress would find dif­fer­ences between the two dol­phins. The more dif­fer­ences a per­son finds between the dol­phins, the more stress that per­son is experiencing.

Look at the pho­to­graph, and if you find more than one or two dif­fer­ences, you may want to take a vaca­tion or at least get a massage.

–> CLICK HERE to see the pic­ture before read­ing more.


How did you do? Do you need a vaca­tion?! Appar­ent­ly I do!


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  1. Janet on February 21, 2008 at 6:57

    That was hys­ter­i­cal! Thanks for the stress relief!

  2. Alvaro on February 22, 2008 at 12:31

    You’re very wel­come, Janet :-)

  3. Sandy20 on February 27, 2008 at 9:18

    oh my gosh. I thought I was tak­ing a seri­ous test. It did kin­da freak me out but in the end it was funny.

  4. ali on March 13, 2008 at 3:55

    tru­ly nice

  5. blau augen on March 23, 2008 at 11:13

    Haha, that’s great I’m REALLY stressed ^^

  6. nida magbitang on March 24, 2008 at 3:34

    It’s amazing.Hope I can apply it in my work.

  7. Awais on June 1, 2008 at 10:57

    the pic was a good fun for me.……

  8. sumanth on June 29, 2008 at 10:02

    there’s only one difference…the first one’s a dol­phin and the oth­er a cow!! i’m not stressed out..LOL

  9. shumbies on July 27, 2008 at 6:00

    What dol­phins?

  10. tom on July 31, 2008 at 3:45

    Lol. The appre­hen­sion and anx­i­ety of see­ing many dif­fer­ences were soon drowned by the release of endor­phins cre­at­ed by my laughter.

  11. Alvaro on August 1, 2008 at 8:45

    Also, one dol­phin is to the Left, anoth­er one to the Right. Very clear dif­fer­ence, that no one has noticed so far…

  12. Rajendra Barve on August 28, 2008 at 9:57

    well i don’t see no dol­phins or cows..i thought they were humans:)

  13. Neha on November 10, 2008 at 7:37

    THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER! I was like “am I real­ly that stressed out because of the upcom­ing test tomor­row or is this for real?” hahahhaa…wow! i love laugh­ing and it sure is a stress-reliev­er for me always! I LOVE THIS SITE AS WELL!…it’s too good! keep post­ing awe­some brain teasers! loved it!

  14. Fitness on November 26, 2008 at 12:55

    That was great, after a long day, but I saw 3 Dolphins ;)

  15. Fatima on November 26, 2008 at 2:58

    This is real­ly the best site for me as an Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pist. Thank u

  16. Alvaro Fernandez on November 26, 2008 at 4:53

    3 Dol­phins!

    Let me check again…

  17. Peter on December 17, 2008 at 1:25

    What about the guy behind the dol­phin and cow — he kin­da looks like my boss… Ant the desk he is sit­ting at and the piles of paper­work on the desk… And the dif­fer­ent chats with wings fly­ing arund in the air.… AAAAAAARRGH!!! NEED VACATION NOW!!!

  18. chris on December 18, 2008 at 3:52

    Nice post, keep up the good work!

  19. casisinus on December 18, 2008 at 4:15

    THANKS A LOT!! the com­ments are even bet­ter than the test itself…i thougt it must be a mis­take with my mon­i­tor, then i laughed to tears

  20. Rosa on February 18, 2009 at 5:10

    that was very funny.
    i was wor­ried first ,

  21. Rosa on February 18, 2009 at 5:10

    I was wor­ried first but it was fun­ny LOL

  22. Loren on March 19, 2009 at 8:33

    Near­ly choked to death!!! Bad, bad, bad!!!!!

  23. laura on April 1, 2009 at 6:31

    haha! that was hilarious!

  24. dapi on November 5, 2009 at 4:44

    omigod i was soo wor­ried at first!! hilarious!

  25. Abhishek on November 7, 2009 at 3:58

    Me wor­ried too. But it made my day!

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