Signs Of Burnout At Work

People experiencing burnout may grow suspicious about their job conditions and the colleagues they work with


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Burnout is an immediate response to prolonged or chronic job tension and is characterized by three main elements: exhaustion, cynicism (less identification with the job), and feelings of reduced professional ability. The expression ‘Burnout’ is a relatively new phrase, first originated in 1974 by German-born American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger, in his book, Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement. He initially defined burnout as, “the vanishing of motivation or incentive, especially where one's commitment to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.”

Signs of burnout

Detachment from the job: 

People experiencing burnout view their jobs as highly stressful and irritating. They may grow suspicious about their job conditions and the colleagues they work with. They may also melodramatic distance themselves and begin to feel numb about their work.


A clear signal of burnout is when you feel exhausted all the time. Exhaustion can be hot-blooded, mentally or physically. It’s the sense of not having any power, of being completely used up.

Physical gestures: 

Dreadful stress may lead to physical manifestation, like headaches and stomachaches or intestinal issues.

Emotional tiredness: 

Burnout tends individuals to feel drained, unable to cope, and exhausted. They often lack the power to get their work done.

Reduced capability: 

Burnout mainly infect everyday tasks at the workplace or at home when someone's main job require caring for family members. People with burnout sense negative about tasks at work. They have a hard time concentrating and often lack inventiveness.

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