Seven characteristics of highly resilient people: Insights from navy SEALs to the "greatest generation"

George S. Everly, Dennis K. McCormack, Douglas A. Strouse

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Abstract

Having reviewed investigative methods such as structural equation modeling, seminal manuals of war (von Clausewitz, 1976, rev. 1984; Clavell, 1983), as well as individual interviews and focus groups with highly resilient people such as Navy SEALs, law enforcement professionals, and the "children of the Great Depression" now commonly referred to as the "greatest generation," we sought to discover the common themes, or characteristics, of highly resilient people. In this paper, we present our initial impressions that there exist seven important characteristics that seem to be associated with enhanced human resilience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-93
Number of pages7
JournalInternational journal of emergency mental health
Volume14
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 26 2012

Keywords

  • Johns hopkins model of resiliency
  • Navy SEALS
  • Resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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