Pressure pressure pressure!!! When do you feel it? How do you react? I do extremely well in certain situations, such as when troubleshooting a system failure or problem, but the slow boil as a work deadline for programming and integration [office work] approaches can be gut wrenching. Often I am handed what is known in the industry as a fuster cluck [sort of] and am often left holding the bag for every error that has even been made by any one one of ten or twenty people, or more, anytime over the last days, to years. Sometimes the inability to connect the dots on a project due, late on a Sunday night, can just about cause me to stroke out. Last night this happened - it got away from me a little. Before I got ahold of my emotions, I could feel muscles tightening as a sense of panic started setting in. Before long it felt like my head might just explode at any moment, which can be quite messy, but when I felt the pounding in the front of my head, something that I have learned to recognize as a signal that things are getting out of control, I forced myself to back off the juice and calm down. In this case, as it turned out, I cried uncle and started an email explaining that I was not ready [I knew that they weren't yet either but I was supposed to be done] and I began to relax as my list of problems and discontinuities grew larger and larger with every passing moment. This morning, having read my email, everyone is apologizing to me for all of the screw-ups and bad information. :yuck: Thank God!!! As a private consultant and programmer, my liability can be pretty high on big projects. Anyway, that's my weak spot - the slow boil. It can definitely get the best of me at times.