The 6 Important Traits That Will Build More Resilience

Jamie Logie
6 min readOct 16, 2020

What key traits do resilient people have that you can adopt for yourself?

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Why are some people better at handling adversity than others? What can you learn from them to develop your own resilience?

There are many other great attributes that make up a well-rounded person, but resiliency may be the most important. When life gets overwhelming, it’s the resilient person who doesn’t crumble and stands tall.

How can you develop more resilience in your life and work?

What Real Resilience Looks like

In a perfect world, everything would always go smoothly in your life and career. But we know that’s not realistic. We hope and dream for a multitude of blessings and fortune — but we don’t expect the negatives in quite the same way.

Some people are just better equipped to handle adversity than others. Resilient people swim instead of sink; bend instead of break; and persevere instead of crumble. How can we define this resilience?

True resilience is inner strength, and It’s the ability to bounce back from life’s inevitable disappointments, failures, and pains.

The good news is that you can learn this inner strength just like any other skill. It takes some practice, but it is achievable. The best place to start is to observe the traits of resilient people.

Here are six of those traits you should look to copy.

Resilient People Acknowledge When Things Are Out of Their Control

There are many things in your control, but what about the major ones out of your control?

This is one of the biggest traits of resilient people: they understand there are many things in life they have no control over. They don’t ignore hardships and setbacks but understand which ones are out of their control.

This can create a sense of peace, and those setbacks can be dealt with sooner. When you blame the situation and try to control it, you’re left with frustration, anxiety, and hopelessness.

Jamie Logie

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