Burnout symptoms

Exceptional fatigue and feelings of exhaustion are typical of job burnout. These symptoms are defined also as emotional exhaustion. People suffering from job burnout show a low level of professional commitment and have the feeling they are unable to cope with the demands their position requires.

Measuring burnout focuses on emotional exhaustion referring to five symptoms indicating ‘emotional exhaustion’, ‘empty feeling inside’, ‘tired in the morning’, exhausted by work-related activities’ and ‘feeling worn-out’. Each statement has a score ranging between 1 (never) and 7 (every day). People with an average score of 3.21 or higher are diagnosed for burnout.