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In the past weeks since the world has been halted by the Covid-19 pandemic, I have had the pleasure to talk about resilience with my fellow GHI coaches during our free online sessions. The sessions shed light on our participants’ unique experiences and the ways they perceive resilience.

During the sessions I always ask “On a scale of 1 to 10, how resilient are you?”. The answers are always fascinating and the ensuing conversation even more so.

So, how resilient are YOU?

The quiz below will allow you to understand yourself and your level of resilience better.

Rate yourself from 1 to 10 (1 = strongly disagree; 10 = strongly agree):

  •  I’m able to adapt to difficult or challenging life experiences.
  •  I see myself as optimistic. Difficulties are temporary and I believe I can overcome them.
  • I can tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty about situations.
  • I adapt quickly to new developments. I’m curious. I ask questions.
  • I can handle feelings of anger, loss and discouragement without sinking into them.
  • I’m playful. I can identify humor in challenging situations, and laugh at myself.
  • I’m good at finding solutions and getting results.
  • I’m strong. I can face tough times.
  • I’m have the ability to flip misfortune into good luck and search out benefits in stressful experiences.
  • I learn valuable lessons not just from my experiences but also from the experiences of others.

Maybe there are one or two statements you can focus on to increase your level of resilience by a notch or two?

I have based these statements on the character strengths from the VIA Institute on Character.

If you are curious to delve deeper, follow the link for a 10 minute quiz to identify your character strengths: www.viacharacter.org/character-strengths

Join us for a discussion

Want to talk about resilience in an open and judgement-free online discussion? Join hosts Maryse Matta and Gabriela Nitu along with guest GHI coaches for Coffee & Conversation every Friday from 8 to 9 am. To register click here.

Learn more about Anna Stowers.