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What makes a person emotionally strong?

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Last Updated: 12/16/2020 at 7:55am
What makes a person emotionally strong?
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I have been through a lot in life too, which helps me to be able to empathize with situations, thoughts and feelings that we have. Sometimes, it's not easy just being human.

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October 19th, 2016 8:52pm
For me, what makes a person emotionally strong is when they can balance their emotions but allow themselves to cry when they need it
October 22nd, 2016 3:14pm
One can become emotionally strong only by facing it. I have seen many people who are very strong, i have also seen those people talking about sympathy and giving good suggestion to those who are not strong. But when life turns to them, they need the same suggestion, advice. This is not about your muscle strength but instead about your feeling strength, your emotions, your relations, your day-to-day activity, your voice tone and so on. You will never know whether you are emotionally strong or not until you deal with it. But whatever the reason bring that, you have to directly deal with your heart and give control to your mind. It looks little weird, but whenever your emotions take place, your heart start reacting to that, instead if you think using your mind and keeping your heart at side, definitely you can handle it. At last, emotions are nothing but your feeling, your attitude by your heart.
October 26th, 2016 10:37pm
Being able to cope with obstacles that come along in life. And being able to make yourself your own priority
October 26th, 2016 11:41pm
Loving themselves and putting themselves first is the key. If you can accept yourself, then you will feel a sense of pride and feel a lot stronger
October 28th, 2016 5:54pm
Being able to express their feelings at all times, in the best ways possible, without under or overreacting.
November 2nd, 2016 3:03pm
Acknowledge your strengths. You should take time to celebrate your strengths. Read through the list of your strengths and congratulate yourself for these positive traits. Giving yourself a little pat on the back now and then will help you to stay focused on your positive qualities and help build up your mental and emotional strength.
November 4th, 2016 12:00am
A person is emotionally strong if he or she knows what triggers their emotions and how they respond to things like stress. I also believe emotional strength is related to how much personal history you have.
November 6th, 2016 8:42pm
A person can become emotionally strong by facing adversity and finding ways to cope with it as they go along in life.
November 10th, 2016 6:47pm
Live your dream and let your dream have life. Don't just live life; live and leave distinctive footprints of life in your life. There shall surely be criticisms and oppositions in all forms, but know your true purpose and understand how to give life to your true purpose no matter what. A true purpose is a true purpose notwithstanding where it is, though environment can hinder the true and real growth of a true purpose! Dream and give life to your dreams!
November 19th, 2016 4:03pm
Developing inner calm and hope in life helps to build belief in yourself and enables you to value others. Emotional intelligence, self-awareness and reflection will help to develop resilience and grow each day.
December 16th, 2016 2:39am
Usually a rough childhood builds up emotional strength, you can't make glass without hitting it with lightning. Becoming emotionally strong is almost like becoming mature you just grow into it through experience.
December 16th, 2016 3:56pm
Being able to process what is going on, trying to understand WHY things happen a certain way. Think before you act
January 20th, 2017 8:40am
Emotionally strong people are sound in themselves, and know that you do not need to be “right” all the time to be smart, or worthwhile, or interesting, or worthy. The need to be right is the same as the need not to be questioned. The need not to be questioned is the same as the fear that being wrong will deconstruct some essential aspect of who you are or how others perceive you.
February 23rd, 2017 3:16pm
There are many ways, but the number one method in my opinion would be "Face and overcome setbacks".
March 10th, 2017 3:31am
Personally, I believe that emotional strength is reaching out when you need help. Not being afraid to connect with others and seek help. Surviving, really. Emotional strength is the ability to persevere. It doesn't mean being positive or even wanting to keep surviving. Strength is simply just doing the truly best you can with what life has given you.
March 10th, 2017 2:59pm
When you feel for others and situations. Being emotionally strong is amazing. It's like having a passion for others and situations. But letting out your hurt and showing that you hurt too is a character of emotionally strongness.
March 15th, 2017 2:43pm
Exceptional love for yourself, self reflection, being your own true friend and treating your inner you as your best friend who will always be there to help you makes a person emotionally strong to handle all hatred, jealousy, regret and pain and yet be strong and never say a word that hurts others. All these habits will eventually develop you, personally speaking writing was the best way for me to think out all my problems with sufficient space and time.
March 15th, 2017 2:45pm
Being able to speak about their feelings, not be afraid to feel certain things and letting people know and never letting your voice be hidden. Being emotionally strong is going through the good and the bad and still have an amazing outlook on this world. To be soft is to be powerful. I takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations. If you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise. It is part of the human experience to feel pain do not be afraid open yourself to it. You have what you have and should be happy you have lost what you have lost and you should still be happy. How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.
March 22nd, 2017 5:23am
An emotionally strong person can deal with their own emotions by going through them instead of ignoring or putting them aside. They can handle them calmly without getting negatively affected by them.
March 25th, 2017 6:26pm
Emotionally strong means different things to different people. Some people have gone through terrible things, and their definition may be more rigorous than that of someone who has not experienced so much hardship, but that does not make either definition invalid. An emotionally strong person is someone who finds the strength to continue on through difficulties, even though it may be hard.
March 31st, 2017 6:01am
A person can become emotionally strong when he has that acceptance to situations which cannot be changed.
April 5th, 2017 4:50am
When something difficult, stressful happens to them, they do not give up. They strive to be happy and are never sad for long. They are willing to talk about their problems with anyone and they are willing to help others even though they are going through something.
April 6th, 2017 1:40pm
You have to learn to understand yourself and your emotions, accept them and think why you feel the way you feel right now. When you will learn it, you will become stronger. And sure, support from loved ones make you emotionally strong too, but still, you have to learn to do it by yourself, without depending on somebody.
April 8th, 2017 5:42am
I believe it's mainly the power to overcome adversity, everything that life throws at you, and still manage to retain a positive outlook, optimism, empathy and the capacity for forgiveness.
April 20th, 2017 10:58pm
Happiness is not the absence of fear or despair, but the strength to conquer them. Emotional strength comes with time and persistence, no one gets there overnight, but once you are content within the person you are, emotional strength starts to grow, making you a stronger person and gives you the ability to conquer your demons.
May 4th, 2017 11:47pm
A lot of things go into making someone emotionally strong! A good support system, though, is always at the foundation of being an emotionally strong person. Coping well, enjoying life, and lots of other positive things can all go into making them an emotionally strong human being
June 1st, 2017 4:34pm
It's a tricky question considering the pure subjectivity it naturally imposes on the person who thinks on it. However, from personal experience being able to be emotionally strong is being able to remain resilient in the face of tragedy. Now, tragedy can arise in a multitude of severity. From simple disagreements to moments of loss. To be emotionally strong is being able to understand that the negative outcome you may feel does not indicate you are weak. It's merely understanding you will rebound after you've taken the time to accept the tragedy. It's the ability of progressing forward and knowing you will despite the conflict that will arise. At least in my opinion.
June 4th, 2017 6:20am
A person is emotionally strong when they know that all they need is to believe in themselves. They are in harmony with what they feel is right and what they do. They keep up the positivity no matter what. Learn the lessons of life and become a better person from each problem they encounter. They enrich and empower themselves and the people around them.
June 11th, 2017 2:10am
To be emotionally strong I feel you need to be able to do two things. First, you need to be able to recognize emotions and why you are feeling them. Process them and make sure that you are not acting without reason. Secondly, I feel you need to be able to let yourself feel. These kind of go together but you cannot be afraid of your emotions. Let them surface and experience them, but make sure you know why you are experiencing them.
June 14th, 2017 7:04am
Someone who is emotionally strong, is someone who although has encountered great difficulty in life is able to get back up time after time after being continually being knocked to the ground. Everyone however, is battling something, as long as you withhold the slightest bit of optimism you are emotionally strong, because you don't let the tough times bring you down, instead you grow from them and learn new things and in the end you come out stronger then you have ever been.