The interviewer would like some insight into how well you manage stress. Be sure to keep this answer positive and stay focused on the question. It is easy to get derailed and start talking about people or situations that irritate you. That would be the wrong thing to do. Talk about your ability to manage pressure in the workplace.
"I have been told by my previous and current supervisor that I manage stress very well. Being a laboratory assistant is a demanding position, and I knew that before I committed to this career path. I stay calm by being an open communicator and keeping the end goal in mind."
Entry Level answer example
"I learned how to deal with stress while attending university. You become great with stress management when juggling work and school assignments! Stress is part of any demanding job, and I will embrace it to the fullest. I take good care of myself and prioritize my workload to maintain a healthy balance in my stress levels."
Experienced answer example
"I handle stress very well, and when you call my references, they will attest to this fact. When I am under pressure on the job, I focus on the task at hand and make sure not to get distracted. Staying on deadline in the lab is very helpful, and I will delegate to other assistants when necessary to alleviate some stress."