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Resilience Quiz: In Stressful Times, Can You Find Your Resilience?
We're often told that we're a resilient people, and that our resilience will see us through what is likely to be a year filled with financial hardship. But why are some people better able than others to weather traumatic events like a job loss, home foreclosure, or personal ordeals? And which of our personality traits are associated with resilience?
To find out, we spoke with two experts: Steven J. Wolin, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University, co-director of Project Resilience and co-author (with Sybil Wolin, PhD) of The Resilient Self: How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise Above Adversity; and Bernhard Kempler, PhD, clinical psychologist and Holocaust survivor. With their help, we have put together a quiz to test what you know about resilience, and to offer a few tips on bolstering your share of this essential human strength.
Steven J. Wolin, MD, director of family therapy training and clinical
professor of psychiatry, George Washington University Medical Center;
co-director, Project Resilience; co-author (with Sybil Wolin, PhD), The
Resilient Self: How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise Above
Bernhard Kempler, PhD, clinical psychologist, Atlanta.
Wolin, S.J. and Wolin, S. The Resilient Self: How Survivors of Troubled
Families Rise Above Adversity, Villard Books, 1993.
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