Me. I am definitely the epitome of stubborn. Anyone that knows me will tell you that.
Stubbornness is frowned upon, thought pigheaded, willful or inflexible.
But it can save your life. There are countless instances where I have been stubborn. Too stubborn to give up the fight and thereby live. Too stubborn to give up to pain and win. Too stubborn to give in and thereby overcome.
So in certain circumstances, being stubborn is a good thing. It was a tool that gave me strength to rise above and stand tall to overcome to fight in order to survive. I would do it again.