I have seen many people asking for advice on specific adversity options they are considering writing about, but I have a more general question. I have an example in mind that was a real challenge for me. It took a lot of effort to get through it and I learned a lot from it. However, it is more of a "something went drastically wrong at work and I had to dig myself out" type of situation. Compared to people who battled illnesses, had a death in the family, moved across the world, etc., it is probably not that big of a challenge. Do med schools consider the seriousness (for lack of a better term) of the challenge/obstacle? Will I look lesser or weak to them if I don't write about something that serious, but rather something that was an obstacle to my work?