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Can stress be a good thing?

Exhausted businessman holding a telephone tube

Stress is commonly seen as a bad thing and avoiding stress seems an obvious thing to do.  However should this always be the case?  Some people seem to thrive under certain amounts of stress.  Could we all learn to increase our performance when faced with pressure situations? Some research into stress in the workplace typically finds that if you plot performance against stress or pressure, you get an inverted U:  as stress increases initially job […]