Top 5 Attributes Of Resilient People


The life of a solopreneur can be full of ups and downs, so you need to be resilient if you are to succeed.

One of the best ways to become more resilient is to observe and learn from those who are already more resilient than you.

Doing so will allow you to learn from their mistakes and mimic their success, allowing yourself to become successful as well.

In this article, I will look at the top 5 attributes of resilient people.

I’ll also offer suggestions on how to mirror these attributes in yourself.

Let’s get started.

Attributes Of Resilient People

1. Resilient People Are Confident In Their Abilities

Resilient people are confident in their abilities.

In other words, they know that they can and will handle tough or stressful situations.

They know they can do it, even if it takes a lot of time and hard work.

That said, resilient people are often confident because they have a proven track records of competence.

You can become more confident by acknowledging when you complete a challenging task or improve a skill.

Additionally, you can increase your confidence by doing the things at which you are good.

2. Resilient People Have Healthy Coping Mechanisms

Having healthy coping mechanisms is a key attribute of resilient people.

Resilient people know how to handle stress or overwhelming situations in a way that is both healthy and rewarding.

More so, they avoid unhealthy coping mechanisms such as binge drinking or eating.

You can adopt healthy coping mechanisms by adjusting how you react and respond to difficult situations.

For example, instead of dealing with stress by eating junk food, try going to the gym to work off your energy.

When you are upset, talk to a friend or loved-one instead of keeping your emotions bottled up.

3. Resilient People Stay Connected With Their Loved Ones and Friends

Another attribute of resilient people is that they are connected with their loved ones and friends.

It is a misconception that resilient people are loners.

Many loners are resilient, but the most resilient people are those surrounded by a support system of people who loves them.

Those are the people who will help them when they feel low.

Strengthen your connections by spending more time with your family, friends, and community.

Additionally, ask them for help when you need it, and offer them help when they need it.

4. Resilient People Are Realistic

Resilient people are also highly realistic about their abilities, controls, and limitations.

In other words, they know what they are capable of and what they can control.

Resilient people also accept their limitations and work around them.

A realistic perspective allows resilient people to know when they need help and when they need to step back from a situation.

You can become more realistic by monitoring your self-talk.

Do you talk harshly to yourself?

If so, try to recognise when you deserve praise so that you are realistic about your abilities.

In contrast, do you never criticise yourself, even when you need it?

Try looking at your limitations and accept them for what they are.

5. Resilient People Are Empathetic

Finally, the last attribute of resilient people is that they are empathetic.

Empathy is the ability to read the emotions of others and put yourself in the other person’s shoes.

Empathy is important because it allows you to connect with others and respond with compassion and respect.

If you struggle with empathy, try putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.

You can do this by volunteering for different organisations or donating to different charities.

Final Thoughts

Resilient people are often confident, connected with their loved ones, realistic, empathetic, and have healthy coping mechanisms.

To become more resilient, try to reflect these characteristics in your own life.

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Co-Founder & CEO of Link Management Group. An Investor & Coach to Small Business Owners, for the past 30 years I have helped startup and early-stage businesses to enter new markets and achieve sustainable growth of both revenue and profits. I have experience across a diverse range of sectors including central government, information services, software, health insurance, pet products, couture fashion, entertainment and aviation.  How can I help your organisation accelerate growth and achieve its full potential? 

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