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Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

What makes a person mentally strong?

I am not a mentally strong person, and i really need to know what makes a person mentally strong?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Get to know yourself honestly, admitting BOTH your strengths and weaknesses and ACCEPT YOURSELF as you are. If something bothers you, you can work on changing it, but first you have to accept yourself as human and that it's ok to make mistakes. Remember, God loves you as you are and thinks you are perfect in your imperfections.

    Only change things about yourself for YOU, not to satisfy the demands of any other person.

    Accept others as they are and realize you do not need to change them and they do not need to live their lives as YOU would have them live their lives. If they have failings, it's their right to hang onto those, even if they are not good for that person. If you don't expect perfection of others, they can't disappoint you.

    Build on your strengths to become stronger.

    Learn to find joy in little things.

    Thank God for small blessings and good events in your life.

    Accept that you are nice looking. Your acceptance of you brings out your inner beauty.

    Tell yourself you are learning new things every day and as a result you are becoming stronger mentally and emotionally every day. Keep telling yourself this each day... Write a lits of your good attributes one one side and the attributes that are getting better on the other side. Read it to yourself. This exercise will help a lot.

    • Sil3Ntpcguy
      Lv 4
      6 years agoReport

      personality is what makes a person mentally strong... you cant change your personality, if your personality is someone who is always emotional / subsceptible, then you just have to bear with it, you will always be mentally weak, physically, maybe not that weak, you may be a bit athletic...

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  • 4 years ago

    Strong Person

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  • Ashley
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    4 years ago

    I think the word you are looking for is psychological resilience. Some of it is simply your temperament and personality. Other than that, just facing things head on and trying to be positive. Recognize your feelings and deal with them, not letting things build up. Everyone has tough times and bad days, but you need to realize that's what they are, let it happen, and wake up the next day new. It's all how you handle yourself and how you view your world. People can go through the same types of ordeals, one may walk out a better person while the other may come out defeated. It's all on the individual. History can play a major part, but if someone is capable of this resilience, they can overcome that as well.

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  • godwyn
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    3 years ago

    How To Be Emotionally Strong

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'd say life experiences, with personal and moral values all come into play. And your environment to which a person is exposed to everyday would make some difference. There's so many fractures i guess it's really up to that individual to be as strong as they can or want to be.

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  • 6 years ago

    actually what makes a person strong is that it takes practice some people are born strong

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Having to deal with adversity. If you have lived a hard life and had to deal with it and over come obstacles you will learn how to be stronger. You will be able to handle new situations with the experience from the old ones.

    Those who have had their life catered to will be weak such as seen with Paris Hilton.

    The regular people just go to jail.

    She went crying and screaming MOM do something!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

    You can keep going long after you think you can't.

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  • Dan
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    1 decade ago

    It comes from an internal locus of control. That is, believing that you are in control of your own life and that external forces or events have little impact.

    You can take the test here

    http://www.psych.uncc.edu/pagoolka/LC.html

    Source(s): J.B. Rotter (1966) Generalized expectancies for internal versus external control of reinforcement, Psychological Monographs, 80 (1).
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  • 1 decade ago

    i would imagine life experience would count for a lot, the more you go through in life, the more you grow. like the saying goes " what doesn't break you will only make you stronger "

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hardships builds character, but its picking yourself up after the world has knocked you on your a.ss that makes you stronger. Time adds wisdom and armour to the crap that life can deal out.

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