You've probably tried stress management techniques before. Part of the problem may be that you didn't learn the technique in a way that worked for you personally. Another part of the problem may be that you just haven't found a stress management technique that fits your unique life. Your personality, the kind of stress you are trying to relieve, and the way you tend to handle stress all factor into your stress management success. So, how do you know which techniques to try? First, you determine your Personal Stress Profile.