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What are the characteristics of a mentally strong person

1. Mentally strong people take action.

As Yoda says "Do or do not". Hell is full of good intentions.

They don't just say something for the sake of saying it. They do it. And they live with the consequences of their actions.


2. Mentally strong people don't react

They know how to control their temper and their focus is not on winning an argument, but achieving a goal.

If someone start arguing with them, they will not react. They will figure out what they want to achieve from this discussion, what's the other person's point of view and how to get to their objective. Acknowledging that they are wrong is not a problem. The problem is not getting anything out of a discussion.


3. Mentally strong people look for opposite opinions

They constantly search for arguments against their current position and are open to change if necessary.

They know that understanding the opposite side is the best way to form an opinion.


4. Mentally strong people focus on "why"

Before they figure out what to do and how to do it, they ask themselves why they want to do it in the first place.

The "why" is frequently what moves them.


5. Mentally strong people enjoy the process

They keep the end always in mind, but they know that to get there they have to first enjoy the process.


6. Mentally strong people need to have some time on their own

They are not only comfortable with being alone, but they actually like it. And most of them use this time to think.


7. Mentally strong people stay a little longer

They endure just that little bit more that makes the difference between a successful endeavor and a failure.


8. Mentally strong people create opportunities

They don't wait things to happen. They go chase them.


9. Mentally strong people let it go

They understand and accept when it's time to move on. They just stop for a moment to realize what they learned from it and the great moments it provided.


10. Mentally strong people value the small wins

They find joy in the small wins and celebrate it. This is part of the fuel that helps them to achieve big things.

 

Ref :  https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-characteristics-of-a-mentally-strong-person

Gianni Cara, Founder of SmartLab & VP of Growth

 

 


 

 

7 Key Traits of Mentally Strong People

 

To sum up, here are the five key traits of mentally strong people I’ve written about. There are more than just five however, and I’m discovering more along the way on this journey of learning about resilience and mental toughness.

 

Mentally strong people have a reason for being mentally strong

Mentally strong people believe that resiliency is a skill that can be learned and practiced

Mentally strong people are both positive and negative

Mentally strong people focus forward, not backward

Mentally strong people have compassion for themselves and others

Mentally strong people take it one brick at a time

Mentally strong people take responsibility for what they can control

 


 

 

Mentally strong people take responsibility for what they can control

 

It should come as no surprise that mentally strong people take responsibility for their lives, but they don’t take responsibility for everything. That would drive anyone crazy.

 

Instead, they accept that there are things outside of their control. The weather, the market, other people. If they try to take responsibility for those it would just be futile.

 

They take responsibility for what they can control: themselves. They accept that while they can’t take control for everything that happens to them, they can control their response to it.

 

In this sense, they take response-ability: the ability to respond. Cheesy, I know, but it describes this trait perfectly.

 

What are the characteristics of a mentally strong person

 

 

 


 

 

2. Mentally strong people believe that resiliency is a skill that can be learned and practiced

 

Both Al Siebert, the founder and director of

resiliencycenter.com

The Resiliency Center, and an ex-paratrooper with a PhD in clinical psychology, and Eric Greitens, a Navy SEAL officer, wrote that resiliency is a skill that can be learned and practiced.

 

In fact, it’s crucial if you want to become mentally strong.

 

You may have heard about the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.

 

One skill that mentally strong people have is that they can handle failure. Psychologist Carol Dweck discovered that those who don’t handle failure well have a ‘fixed mindset,’ they believe that their skills and talents are fixed at birth; you’re either born with the talent for something or you’re not.

 

People who handle failure well have a growth mindset. They don’t believe that their abilities aren’t fixed, and that they can learn and change. People with a growth mindset see failure as a stepping stone towards becoming better at something.

 

This is important because if resiliency is a skill that can be learned and practiced, only those with a growth mindset will believe that they can do it.

What are the characteristics of a mentally strong person

Two Mindsets,’ Stanford, magazine article, 2007. Design by Nigel Holmes.

 


 

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