Burnout displays in three different sub-types depending on the educator's way of coping. All three coping strategies are ineffectual and can railroad the employees career.
Overload-the individual that works harder and frantically pursuing excellence but the work will never be done. Complaining and venting are the ways the employee attempts to cope with stress and may resign thinking he is ineffectual or has made a poor career choice.
Under-utilized-the individual that is bored in the position and does little to engage in personal development. This employee's coping strategy is to disengage from work, is cynical and depersonalizes those they are charged with assisting.
Wornout-this individual copes by giving up. They may have career goals but cannot muster the motivation to work through the challenges.