30 Character Traits of Mentally Strong People

30 Character Traits of Mentally Strong People

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1. Tenacious

When faced with a problem, you won’t give up until you find the answer.

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2. Confident

Your boss taps you to give the presentation to the firm’s biggest client. Your response: “No sweat!”

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3. Optimistic

You’re in line for a promotion, but you’re not the only candidate under consideration. You’re not worried, though — you believe the odds are in your favor.

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4. Self-aware

A coworker’s behavior frustrates you. You don’t snap at her. Instead, you think of a measured way to express your annoyance and hopefully, motivate your colleague not to repeat her actions.

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5. Adaptable

You recommend a strategy that is rejected by your project team. You ask your colleagues to help you brainstorm an alternative, and ultimately embrace an idea that hadn’t even occurred to you.

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6. Flexible

Your firm is implementing a new business system. You commit to learn everything you can, as quickly as you can, about the new technology.

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7. Drama-free

You’re known for helping to defuse conflicts at the office, not for creating them.

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8. Reliable

Your coworkers know they can count on you. Period.

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9. Fair

You always take the time to hear both sides of a story, and gather all the facts, before making a judgment.

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10. Self-sufficient

Teamwork is great, but you have no trouble flying solo, when needed.

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11. Consistent

To your colleagues, you’re a known quantity, not a question mark.

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12. Hard worker

No one would ever associate the term “slacker” with you.

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13. Takes responsibility

When you make a misstep, you own it.

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14. Understands that life is not always fair

OK, so you didn’t get the promotion you were so optimistic about. C’est la vie – now, onto preparing for the next opportunity!

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15. Welcomes a challenge

A new and potentially difficult assignment? Sign you up.

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16. In control of their actions and emotions

You never have, and likely never will, embarrass yourself at the holiday office party or any other company event.

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17. Embraces change

Your firm is in transition. Instead of fearing what’s ahead, you make a point to find out as much as you can about the change and offer your support to management.

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18. Unafraid to speak up

Your boss asks for your opinion about a proposed process change. You don’t hesitate to provide it — and suggest a different approach.

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19. Navigates upsets with grace

That promotion you didn’t get? You sincerely congratulated the person who did.

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20. Celebrates others’ success

See #19.

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21. Willing to take calculated risks

Now that you’ve been overlooked for a promotion, it seems like a good time to ask for a raise.

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22. Learns from mistakes

Oops, you miscalculated on the raise. Turns out your request was a bit over the top. You’ll be sure to do your research next time.

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23. Enjoys social interaction

When coworkers want to go out for coffee, or play softball after work, or celebrate a colleague’s birthday in the breakroom, you’re more than glad to join in the fun.

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24. Values solitude

Sometimes, you prefer to eat lunch alone under a tree.

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25. Quick to share credit for good work

Sure, you spearheaded that project. But without the support of your team, you never would have made it to the finish line on time.

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26. Committed to long-term goals

When you make a plan, you stick to it.

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27. Able to see the “big picture”

You can visualize how your contributions on the job help the business to achieve its broader objectives.

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28. Ready for the unexpected

Surprise! The firm just landed three new accounts and your boss wants you to manage them all. You ask, “When can I get started?”

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29. Manages stress effectively

Sometimes, work is pretty intense — but you always do what it takes to maintain work-life balance so you don’t burn out.

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30. Prioritizes health and well-being

You understand there is a connection between your mental strength and your overall wellness. That’s why you never let your health and well-being take a backseat to your job.

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