Experiencing harsh negative feedback can lead people to come up with their most creative ideas.
Even the worst kinds of “bad” stress aren’t always all bad.
Perhaps even more interesting, the people who are most vulnerable to stress are also the most creative—and experiencing stress gives them an even greater boost.
Keep in mind that the typical job interview favors people who appear the most confident, and capable of coping with stressful experiences.
If you’re hiring for positions that benefit from creativity and innovation, you might want to seriously rethink what to look for in an interview.
Here’s a great video with the lead researcher describing their findings: