Regardless of the nature of stress, individual differences affect our perceptions and interpretations of events around us. Personality matters for many aspects of the stress process, including stress exposure, appraisals, coping, affective and physiological reactivity to stress, long-term adaptation processes, and rather distal outcomes at longer timescales. While the factors causing stress may be the same, the way people react is linked to their degree of vulnerability and their psychological profile. Everybody is different and responses differently to stressors. The role of adaptative mechanisms when coping with stress in the event of failure is clear, provoking and leading to neurotic and depressive processes. Control is one of the most important variables in coping with stressful situations. People who perceive themselves as having a low capacity for controlling their environments tend to be more vulnerable when coping with stressor events.