Dealing with the demand
Run away as fast as possible. Full activation of the stress response. Heart beats harder and faster. Breathing more rapid and deeper. Energy stores mobilized. Blood directed to muscles. Muscles contract for action.
Non life or death situation. This is a job interview which is not going too well. Emotionally, the interviewee sees the situation as fearful, and feels unable to cope. The stress response is activated to a degree that tips the stress balance beyond the normal zone,
resulting in distress. The stress response is expressed in the ‹“flight’ mode.
ON YOUR MARKS
‹“Here is a demand I have to deal with’
‹“I am not doing very well in this interview. I haven’t answered the questions well and I’ve made a fool of myself. I wish I could get out of here as quickly as possible.’
Preparing to deal with the demand
Body preparing to run but cannot actually run away.