I had an interview recently at Columbia, and everything was GREAT! no stuttering, no rambling, perfect. then the question that hit me (and i have NO clue why): "discuss a particular time in your life where u experienced a difficult event, and how did u over come it?" i paused, and i started to tear up (i won't tell u my answer for anonymous reasons) but i managed to say what the event was (the interviewer simply nodded). it took me like 30 secs to stop my eyes from watering (i wasn't hyperventilating)..but after that, we continue with another set of questions.. is that bad?? i am so embaraased..im usually VERY VERY strong but i dunno, think i screwed up my chances??