Everyone has a different response mechanisms when under any kind of pressure. Some go out for a run, others for a drink. To others, a problem shared is one half solved.
It is important to talk find out how they deal pressure and its effects. e.g. if they think they can drink their problems away, are you comfortable with that?
- Do they deal with pressure by drinking or indulging in unhealthy things? (Emotional eating, fast food, drugs)
- Do they get stressed or angry and lash out at those close to them?
- Can you tolerate a person close to you who cannot handle pressure?
- Do they channel pressure into a positive force and use it as motivation to push forward?