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Stress

One of the diplomat's strong suits is the ability to handle stress in all sorts of situations. And although being stationed in the Netherlands may seem a whole lot more stress-free than, say, Nigeria, every country has its own set of issues and reasons why you're there.

The life of a diplomat often involves lots of meetings, greetings, and late night affairs. You could also be required to pack up and move from your winter wonderland in Switzerland to your next assignment in South Sudan at the slightest whim of the State Department (not that those folks are known for their whimsy, but still). It's up to you to decide if you can manage that sort of life.

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