This tool measures your
resiliency-your ability to bounce back from stressful situations. People who
are resilient recover quickly from disruptive change, illness, or misfortune
without being overwhelmed or acting in destructive ways.
You are very resilient. You have the characteristics needed to bounce back from the
You are more resilient than most. You are probably able to handle most of life's challenges
You are moderately resilient. You can
deal with stress and change in your life, but you could improve.
You are not very resilient. Although you have some
qualities that help you deal with stress, you need to develop more qualities
and strengthen others. Talking to a therapist may help.
Improving your resiliency skills does
not happen overnight. Resiliency develops through gradual, small changes in
your outlook on life and careful self-evaluation. Some people can begin this
shift on their own. Others may find a counsellor or therapist helpful. For more
information, see the topic
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry