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So what is resilience and is it common?
Resilience can be defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity. It is about an individual’s ability to manage difficult emotions that arise in times of difficulty, without supressing them.
Research shows that resilience is actually more common, than uncommon, as life has many ups and downs and people are having to adapt all the time to many difficult situations.
A person’s attitude is the most important element of having resilience. If someone generally has a negative thinking style, this is not helpful to having resilience.
There are a few many important attributes associated with resilience:
- The capacity to make realistic plans and take steps to carry them out.
- A positive and self-accepting view of yourself and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Skills in communication and problem solving.
- The capacity to manage strong feelings and impulses without…
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