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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

Davita was updated on June 3rd, 2018. Learn more here.

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Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

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    Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know if you consider yourself a patient individual. Impatience can cause a lot of stress and anxiety in coworkers, so it is essential that you can showcase your ability to remain patient and professional in workplace situations.

      Patience is indeed a virtue but can be challenging to maintain when it seems that situations continue to push your buttons. Show the interviewer that you possess the ability to keep your cool in challenging conditions.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I do consider myself a patient person. I would rate myself an eight /10 for patience because I certainly have room to grow, but I do have a very long fuse. If I need a boost of patience in a challenging situation, I will take a step away, count to 10 and then return to the situation. I recently read a book, 'The Power of Patience' by M.J. Ryan which also gave me some excellent new methods for coping with stress."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I was once working with a group that could not quite get along, and it tested my patience a bit because it prevented us from staying on track and focusing on the goals. I went above and beyond in helping the group get along by scheduling lunches as a team and helping to mediate situations that needed it."

      2 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I consider myself a patient person. If I do have a situation where I am about to lose it, I walk off and count 1-10 and go back to the situation. After that it usually isn’t as bad as it first was."

      Lauren's Answer

      Good start; I helped reword your response. I want the interviewer to know that this is an effective tool you use while on the job. See my suggestion below.

      "Yes, I consider myself a patient person. When faced with challenging situations, I find it helpful to take a step away and count to 10. This brief moment of distance helps me reset, take a deep breath, and move forward. Over the years, I have found this to be a helpful and effective tool to de-escalate."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Yes, I consider myself a patient person. But when in a very challenging situation, I will take a step away, take a deep breath and count to 10, then return to the situation. It's important to always remain calm, patient, and professional in the workplace."

      Alexandra's Answer

      Good answer! Your answer is straightforward, and you give a solid example of how you'd handle a situation that challenges your patience.

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