What is Mental Toughness?
Mental Toughness describes the mindset that you adopts in everything you do. It is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience, grit, etc. It 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 (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.