Imagine someone being harshly judged, by their boss and peers, while performing a difficult task.
It can be:
-a live demonstration, during a job interview.
-A quarterly report on their sales.
-or a public critique of their latest design.
In these situations, in 80% of people, cortisol levels rise up to 3 times the normal state. They endure social and task stress, combined. The stress response is triggered because this person perceives that their value is at risk.
Therefore, be empathetic and understanding when you encounter someone in this difficult situation. The next time you are in the spotlight, you will have an ally.
-Have you found yourself in that situation lately?