They have stress-resistant personalities and learn valuable lessons from rough experiences. They rebound from major setbacks even stronger than before. When hurt or distressed, mentally healthy people expect to find a way to have things turn out well. They feel self-reliant and have a learning/coping reaction instead of the victim/blaming reaction that are so common these days.
Research into the inner nature of life's best survivors has created a solid understanding of human resiliency and how it develops.
Self-actualized, highly resilient people achieve a paradoxical integration of many opposite traits: selfish unselfishness, flexible stability, pessimistic optimism, self-critical self appreciation, loving anger, moral lust, cooperative non-conformity, and responsible rebellion. Exceptionally resilient people report other disadvantages. They sometimes feel like misfits, seldom understood by others. They are expected to always be strong without having to ask others for emotional help or support. They are so hardy and persistent they may not give up when they should. When they counter-balance optimistic thinking by anticipating what might go wrong, they can be mistakenly labeled by a group as a negative person.
Despite the drawbacks, the highly resilient person has a competitive advantage in today's world because of the survival techniques they know. This will be the "normal" or average person a few generations from now. Profound changes in our world are forcing people to break free from cultural prohibitions that have suppressed the development of their inner strengths. Psychological health, like physical health, must be self-developed.
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