Afraid of needles? Pick up a pencil. In addition to drawing blood to check for stress markers, scientists craft quizzes to reveal whether you’re feeling harmful stress. This stress quiz was adapted from the Perceived Stress Scale by Sheldon Cohen, a psychoneuroimmunologist at Carnegie Mellon University.
This quiz was originally published as part of the “Science Of Stress” feature in the March 2015 issue of Popular Science. To find out more about stress–including how to beat it–check out the rest of the article.