This week you have thought about personal resilience and the strengths of resilient people. You have looked at how levels of personal resilience vary between people and over time, and considered how genetics, your upbringing, support networks and your learning can all influence this.
In answer to the question posed in the title of this week ‘Personal resilience – born or made?’ you have seen that both aspects play a part. We are all born with some resilience, but our resilience is shaped further by our experiences and the support networks around us.
You should now be able to:
- recognise the strengths of resilient people
- understand the different components that contribute to resilience
- recognise that personal resilience can vary over time
- reflect on your own personal capacity for resilience.
Next week, you’ll start to assess your own resilience in more detail, reflecting on your current situation and using different models to stimulate your thinking.
You can now go to Week 3.