21 Striking Characteristics Of Mentally Strong People

21 Striking Characteristics Of Mentally Strong People

Mr. Peppermint
January 14 2017 - 09:30pm

Mentally strong individuals have certain characteristics in common. Something about their personalities enables them to be level-headed and composed and as a result, we respect them. We need to learn the qualities mentally strong people have in common. This way we can then develop them in our personalities which will result in our lives improving substantially on a daily basis.

Here is a list we compiled with the help of Bright Side, which brings you 21 characteristics of a mentally strong person according to Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, and expert in mental strength.

Do you think you have any of those?


1. You know how to keep emotions and logic in balance.

1. You know how to keep emotions and logic in balance.

It’s not about whether you’re ruled by your emotions or good sense. It’s about knowing how to keep a balance of both, to see clearly when emotions prevail over logic in the decision-making process. If you’re mentally strong, you know how to balance both things.😓

2. You spend your time productively...

2. You spend your time productively...

One may have a thousand excuses for not getting the job done. But mentally strong people focus on what they really want and avoid wasting their time on unproductive activities.⏰

3. You trust your ability to adapt to changes.

Life is constantly changing and sometimes it’s difficult to adapt to new circumstances. Most people just try to resist those changes, but mentally strong people focus on coping with a fast-changing reality. 🙌

4. You face the fears that hold you back.

Most people avoid their fears; some people attempt to face their fears only to look good in front of others. But mentally strong people have nothing to prove. They confront and overcome the fears that prevent them from being a better version of themselves.

5. You learn from your mistakes...

Mentally strong people don’t try to justify their actions or hide their mistakes from others. They learn from their mistakes and hope to become better. 💪

6. You find a balance between who you are and who you want to be.

If you’re a mentally strong person you may accept who you are at the moment, but you never stop working to become a better person. 👊

7. You celebrate other people’s success.

7. You celebrate other people’s success.

Being mentally strong means knowing how to cooperate. The success of others never makes you feel jealous. On the contrary, mentally strong people know how to celebrate other people’s happiness and success. 👏

8. You live and make decisions according to your values.

If you live according to your values and you understand your priorities, you never have trouble making a decision. This ability makes people mentally strong. 😉

9. You care about improving your skills rather than showing them off.

In general, people tend to seek approval from others. But mentally strong people focus on improving their skills without seeking recognition. 💃

10. You live an authentic life...

Mentally strong people are honest with themselves. Their actions never contradict their words.

11. You value who you are, not what you’ve achieved.

Mentally strong people place true value in who they are, not what they have. So they don’t really care if they win or lose. 🏆

12. You know that a triumph is worth waiting for.

Mentally strong people know how to wait for their rewards. They know it may take a long time for fruits to ripen. Plus, impatience only makes us weak, doesn’t it?

13. You’re responsible for your actions.

Mental strength doesn’t guarantee that you won’t make mistakes at all. You will, but the main thing is to learn from them and move on. ☝

14. You see difficulties as opportunities.

14. You see difficulties as opportunities.

Every obstacle and every problem you face is just another opportunity for you to grow. People usually get irritated by difficulties, but mentally strong people accept challenges and become better.

15. You’re grateful..

Instead of wanting more, mentally strong people believe that they have more than they need and they know how to be thankful for it. 🙏

16. You focus on what you know and do best.

Those who are mentally strong are effective and successful in life because they dedicate their time, efforts, and resources to what they do best.

17. You get back up after you fall down...

For mentally strong people, failure is not the end of the road but the beginning of it. They believe that the road they’ve chosen will eventually lead them to success.

18. You are a realistic optimist!

18. You are a realistic optimist!

Mentally strong people are hands down optimistic. When they face obstacles, they hope for the best, but at the same time, they always keep both feet on the ground. 🏃

19. You work on your weaknesses.

People tend to hide their vulnerabilities. But mentally strong people are not afraid to face their biggest weaknesses and work on them.

20. You’re ready to solve problems.

You can complain about your problems and keep making a big deal out of little things. Or you can start to solve problems, as mentally strong people do.

21. You’re always ready to learn.

21. You’re always ready to learn.

A new day, a new person or a new experience is just another opportunity to learn something. No matter what life throws at them, mentally strong people are always eager to learn.

Congrats! If you have these traits, you're a mentally strong person!

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