To assess stress, no one best tool will suffice, in part because reactions to events vary from person to person. What distresses one person excites and challenges another. Research increasingly supports the idea that the amount of stress is not what matters but, instead, the individual’s ability to control the stressful situation. Often, external events are not what cause stress. How we perceive and cope with stressful events is the determining factor. Here are a few measurements we use to analyze your current stress levels.