How do you measure resilience?
Resilience can be measured by analysing and understanding your Mental Toughness v Mental Sensitivity. This measure takes into account your mindset that you adopt in everything you do. It is closely related to qualities such as character, perseverance, tenacity, grit, etc. Mental toughness is defined as:
“A personality trait which determines, in large part, how people respond to challenge, stress and pressure, irrespective of their circumstances”.
Most personality models and measures assess the behavioural aspects of your personality i.e. how you act. Mental Toughness differs in that it considers something more fundamental – “how you think”, in other words, why you act and respond emotionally to events. Therefore, it enables you to understand your mindset in a convenient way.