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When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

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    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

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      Everyone handles the stress and disappointment of setbacks differently. Discuss with the interviewer how you typically cope with setbacks in the workplace.

      "Experiencing a setback is always disappointing, and can be a bit disheartening, but I understand that it happens from time to time. If I experience a major setback, I will take a few moments to debrief with my manager and discuss what I could have done differently. Then, I move on. I believe this fits well with P&G's focus on innovation - every failure can take us one step closer to a major breakthrough for our consumers."

      Michelle's Answer

      "Setbacks happen no matter what, and for that reason I try not to let them affect me emotionally in the least. I am a pragmatic thinker and stay focused despite challenges that come my way. I once had a colleague who described setbacks as "forward fumbles," which is a philosophy I have internalized and try to share with others. What looks in the moment like a setback can often, in retrospect, be a catalyst for change or an inadvertent step toward a successful outcome you weren't even able to imagine."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I try not to dwell on it, setback is a normal part of the business world, I hold that it's up to us to learn from it, not suffer. I take pride in my work, although there is always room for improvement, I always try to make the best of the given situation."

      Cindy's Answer

      Good! Again, though, draw on an example of a specific setback and show the interviewer how you were able to cope and learn from it.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I think no one enjoys setbacks, but it is bound to happen sometimes. I like to learn, adapt and improve every time I am faced with setbacks so that I can continue moving forward."

      Marcie's Answer

      Nice! You're right that no one likes setbacks, but you clearly view them as learning opportunities, which is great. To strengthen your answer, consider including an example of a time when you suffered a setback and explain how you handled it and what you learned from it.

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