By definition, emotional strength involves a person’s ability to deal with challenges and bounce back from them.
Emotionally strong people are able to handle the day-to-day stresses and challenges of life more effectively.
Emotionally strong people are usually portrayed in the media as stoic types whose expression in a crisis is to square their jaw, clench their fists and dramatically stare off into the distance.
Any sign of emotional stress or tears, especially in men, is seen as a sign of weakness. But emotional strength has little to do with how someone momentarily reacts in a crisis.
A person’s immediate reaction to a crisis matters much less than how they act afterwards.
If a plan falls through and you melt into a puddle of tears, but get up the next day and begin anew, that is a sign of emotional strength. Understand? Good!
Below are 5 signs that you are an emotionally strong person.
1. They don’t try to invalidate their feelings by using logic to stop them
Even if they don’t understand or like the feelings they’re having, they acknowledge that their feelings exist.
They recognize that often uncomfortable feelings aren’t rational in nature, and so using logic to pretend they don’t exist is pointless and ineffective.