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5 Character Traits of Mentally Tough People


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24/Nov/2017

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5 Character Traits of Mentally Tough People

1- Have no self-pity

We all have faced circumstances and people, often those who are close to us, treat us unjustly. Our conscience raises the red flag of being marred or taken advantage of, and rightly so. We are quick to chew on the image of us taking revenge and responding with the same negativity. We feel depleted for being abused and jump into emotions that don’t have anything to do with our present. To have mental strength, in this case is, to truly let go of us being the victim and to see what’s ahead of us.  

2- Rely on Yourself for Emotional Regulation

This little gilded perspective is quite powerful in the sense that it ties to the universal truth of us being on our own. It also ties smoothly with the above-mentioned habit. If you cultivate enough emotional intelligence that you naturally generate and regulate your own emotional ecosystem then you spare yourself the hurt of someone mistreating you and the despondency of victimhood.

3- Embrace Change and Seek it

Like life, all setbacks that hinder your growth are subject to change and may become permanent if don’t make the conscious choice of separating yourself from the situation. This requires the essential trait of welcoming change and seeing it as an opportunity to discover fresh avenues that fit with your talents and skills.  

4- Don’t Fear to be Alone

Mentally strong people don’t feel the need to be validated all the time. Give yourself a few moments without any virtual distractions and sit with your thoughts so that you are comfortable being in solitude. Reflect on the direction you are heading towards in your life. These solitary meditations make only those people uncomfortable who are not content with their true self and need the false security social media presence.

5- Understand You Can’t Control Everything

Another attribute of mentally strong people is their ability to not show displeasure if their mobile gets lost, a taxi driver is rude to them or the power goes out. All these elements exist beyond their circle of influence and they respond to it in congruence with this perspective. You can only control one thing in such circumstances, which is your sound response. 

Final Thoughts

Whether it’s a failed start-up or the business investments you made are going stale without any visible results. If at the workplace you have to put up with toxic colleagues or some family relationships are trying to drag you down. The virtue of mental strength equips an individual to make the necessary strong decisions while preserving the psychological and emotional reserves.

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