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Banking has always been regarded as a high strung business, dominated by clear-headed individuals with a prodigious ability to handle stress and strong adaptive strategies. However, the present study aims to investigate more vulnerable and veiled aspects of the Romanian banking employee: temperamental types, emotional distress, maladaptive cognitive schemas and their potentially impactful effects. 60 Romanian banking employees were chosen as subjects for the pilot study and the instruments consisted in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Young Schema Questionnaire (YSQ-S3) and the Profile of Emotional Distress (PED). Results indicate a main preference towards the guardian temperamental type, which translates into a pondered attitude, responsible, characterized by thoughtfulness and duty reverence. Data analysis also revealed a particularly disconcerting level of emotional distress and the presence of high levels of maladaptive cognitive schemas as well as significant differences between men and women in terms of cognitive schemas and emotional distress.