Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, and meditation teacher. In her book The Top 10 Traits of Highly Resilient People, Dr. Andrea curates what it takes to build a stress-resistant personality by sharing 21 real-life stories of people from various backgrounds who dug deep within themselves to heal and move forward after facing difficult circumstances.
Below is the list of the 10 traits.
Ability to see beyond the surface, or see the bigger picture.
When we are rigid and set in our ways, life feels inconvenient and stressful.
Persistent people don’t give up on challenges and goals.
Without tolerance and compassion, we are irritable and easily offended.
How many successful pessimists do you know?
6. Calm Confidence
Ability to stay grounded and rise above the detrimental effects of anxiety.
7. Positive Self-Talk
Ability to end negative self-talk before it grinds down your mental resilience.
Staying connected to positive people and letting go of those draining your battery.
9. Emotional intelligence
The insight to notice when you are a bit down, and then actively turn that around.
10. Meaning in Life
Knowing your life purpose and finding ways to bring meaning into everything you do.