the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens
A primary factor in resilience is having positive relationships inside or outside one’s family. These positive relationships include traits such as mutual, reciprocal support and caring. Such relationships aid in bolstering a person’s resilience.
- The ability to make realistic plans and being capable of taking the steps necessary to follow through with them
- A positive self-concept and confidence in one’s strengths and abilities
- Communication and problem-solving skills
- The ability to manage strong impulses and feelings
These factors are not necessarily inherent; they can be developed in any individual and they promote resiliency.