New Word of the Day: Stress to Impress

“Temporary anxiety caused by the need or want to show off a certain skill in front of a person or group. The skill can usually be attained unless others are watching, causing the stress.”

Person A: “Why were you so sloppy at the NIV window today? You’ve been doing 200 interviews a day for the last six months!”
Person B: “Dude, I felt the stress to impress because the new CG who has not done visa interviews since after A100 had a stop watch over my shoulder.”
Adapted from the Urban Dictionary