There are 3 groups of people in particular who suffer from burnout. All three groups have in common that they are highly self-motivated and want to achieve a lot on their own initiative. Only the motives are different.
Group 1: Perfectionists
In this group we find people who are very ambitious and committed to the tasks assigned to them and want to get them right down to the last dot on i. If they do not achieve this, they have failed in their own eyes. Unfortunately, in today’s working world, there is no time for exactly that. According to Mind Matters Ltd. in Europe, 75% of the people say they usually work at a fast pace or with tight deadlines. 10% say they rarely if ever have enough time to finish the task.
Group 2: Performance oriented people
This group consists of very determined, dynamic people. They like to expend themselves and often enjoy doing so. However, if there is a lack of recognition from outside or if there are failures, this situation can become very stressful. This group also needs a certain amount of freedom to pursue their goals and requires a high degree of self-responsibility. Looking further into Mind Matters Ltd. 42% state that their work pace depends on KPIs and 35% that it is set by their manager.
Group 3: Selfless people
This group approaches things with a lot of idealism. They are often selfless and responsible. Above all, they care about the well-being of others. We find them mostly in social professions. They sacrifice themselves for others and probably belong to the 68% whose work rate is dictated by their clients (Mind Matters Ltd.).
These groups certainly do not describe all unambiguously and there are certainly also affected and endangered who have a mixture of the described characteristics but should also only give an impression.