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Personality and school anxiety

    Often it is related to the personality structure of the student whether he or she suffers from extreme fear of school performance tests. On the one hand, perfectionistic and very ambitious students are affected: “Children and adolescents with these character traits tend to give themselves too little credit or to concentrate too much on trivial matters. As a result, they put themselves under increased pressure.” On the other hand, students with learning blocks often suffer from test anxiety. “Seemingly obviously lazy children and adolescents may not be so at all. Learning block prevents adolescents from absorbing new material. In most cases, the students themselves notice this and panic, fearing bad grades.