||Stress hinders the emotions and physical abilities as swiftly as a bullet.
|Chris, equating stress with being shot
||I Really feel like I should be reeled into my Poke Ball and stored in the PC a while.
|Chris after finding out that Rosechu had a pickle all along
Stress is the bane of Christian Weston Chandler's existence.
After high school, Chris soon learned he couldn't blame his shortcomings on his high-functioning autism. Thus, he began to use "stress" as an excuse. However, it's assumed that Chris is probably confusing "stress" with depression or anxiety, refusing to admit that he is in fact, unhappy with his current situation. Given the intensely sheltered lifestyle his parents provided for him well into his twenties, it is highly unlikely Chris ever experienced any form of intense anxiety or pressure that would give him severe psychological and physical effects, apart from his consistent paranoia over getting trolled and, in recent years, the Financhu Crisis. He is, however, prescribed medicine for this "stress". Since Chris tends to exaggerate everything, anything that makes him feel remotely uncomfortable is classified to him as a stressor.
When under the effects of "stress", Chris typically posted videos without his glasses and talked in a more meek voice. It is during these periods that Chris will opt to remove himself from the Internet for about a week or so, and then come back feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and given a new resolve to finish the Love Quest. This is most likely due to his autistic regenerative abilities that make sure that his heart never goes below 0% and into the negatives. Chris often cites stress as the reason why he isn't inspired to work on the comics; precisely why inspiration is needed to make Sonic recolors have sex with each other and kill Chris' enemies is not apparent.
In August 2013, Chris indicated through Facebook that his stress is beginning to take a toll on his health. Given his rather unhealthy lifestyle, it's not unlikely.
Things that Chris does when stressed
One of the more common symptoms of stress
Chris performing the hedgehog-defensive state.
||I went full Hedgehog Defensive and let my quills keep others back. It Hurts
While being kicked out of the 2018 TooManyGames convention for making unwanted physical contact with other event attendees, stress forced Chris to create the hedgehog-defensive state. Instead of leaving the con, he curled up into a ball on the floor and imagined he had hedgehog quills to keep the "meanies" away, eventually being escorted off of the premises by security.  He also blamed the trolls and an event coordinator for causing the stressful situation. It's implied that this is a replacement for the pepper spray he used on 26 December 2014.