When I was younger I believed that someone’s true character came out under stress. I am not so sure anymore. In my case, I did not always act the way that I thought I should under stress. Perhaps it was my true character coming through, or maybe people just act differently under stress. Maybe it is a combination of both.
In my case, I tried to reduce the bad aspects of my character when under stress. It is something that can be improved upon. It takes time and introspection. Improvement might keep you from making a poor decision that you will regret greatly.
Exit question — Do you act differently when under stress?