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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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Tanyia Hughes, Adv Dip Psy

Psychotherapist

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.

Top Rated Answers
healingPup26
March 21st, 2018 12:35am
Your experiences. You learn from them, and learn to cope with the emotions that come with them. It takes time, but will come.
Emmur
March 28th, 2018 12:04am
Being confident in yourself and your actions is what I've seen can create an emotionally strong individual. It can be hard to do, but learning to accept yourself leads to less self-doubt, and futhermore more pride in your daily life. Learning to love yourself is one of the most important things you can do, and starting by simply taking care and listening to your body is an excellent way to go. There are many other roads you can travel down to start though. Emotional strength comes from you, and if you can find a supportive group of friends and family to back you up, it can be even more helpful. c:
PsychodynamicHelper1999
March 28th, 2018 9:31am
When they can find something to celebrate or be thankful for, no matter the situation. It's always good to count your blessings.
YourFriendforever
March 29th, 2018 1:59am
I believe emotions are brainstorms.. If you take into consideration that these are brain storms then you would automatically be able to deal with your emotions and control it.. A person can be emotionally strong due to not one but many reasons , one being experience as well.. They might have been subjected to similar conditions before such that it doesn't break them anymore and they have become resilient to any of such conditions now..
Anonymous
April 4th, 2018 6:39am
I'd say it's their ability to recognise when they need help and reach out for it. Everyone's more resilient than they think, really, in terms of dealing with emotional problems, but the most resilient people are those who build up a support system around them so they have people to rely on when things get tough. After all, no one's supposed to be able to get through life alone!
Anonymous
April 11th, 2018 5:08pm
I think everyone is strong emotionally, as every single person has had a hard time and it all depends on how much you care about certain things. Being emotionally strong means you don't give up.
Anonymous
April 11th, 2018 9:42pm
Trying to not give a damn about the little things that are making people down and looking forward to more positive things, making yourself emotional stable
Anonymous
April 18th, 2018 4:23am
Unfortunately what has made me emotionally strong is having a number of emotional trials that have happened to me.
Anonymous
April 21st, 2018 4:03pm
When they can face situations that may be harmful head on. They don’t let negativity being them down and come between them
Kyra004
April 24th, 2018 8:25pm
Pain. Once you experience it and overcome it, you eventually become strong and would be able to risk anything without the fear of getting again .
kindsoul129
April 25th, 2018 12:51am
Emotional Resilience - the ability to bounce back from setbacks in our lives - makes us emotionally strong. It's not carrying on regardless or not getting upset but being in touch with our emotions and our needs and feeling comfortable feeling and asking for our needs to be met. It isn't not needing help - it's being able to reach out for help when you need it. It's not having no weaknesses it's being aware of them and playing to your strengths. It's those who experience problems and hardship but find a way through that become emotionally strong - not those who never breakdown.
Sam32
April 25th, 2018 10:23pm
In my opinion, what causes someone to gain emotional strength, is experience, cleaverness, acutely conscious. All of the above work together to form the solid foundations.
Anonymous
April 26th, 2018 4:04pm
I believe a person is emotionally strong, when he/she dares to be vulnerable and honest with him/herself. Knows it is OK to have positives AND limitations.
Anonymous
May 2nd, 2018 3:12pm
Being able to talk about feelings and revealing our hurt/pain to others instead of acting a victim or blaming others.
PurpleStormclouds
May 9th, 2018 6:06pm
People usually think that makes someone emotionally strong is the ability to never break down. To me, someone emotionally strong is someone who, even though they deal with hard things, still manages to survive it. Everyone deals with things and break downs. Picking yourself up afterwards is what makes you strong.
DianeLilAugust
May 12th, 2018 7:23am
Feeling grateful every day of your life for what you have and what you achieved; appreciating yourself for who you are; never taking anything for granted; enjoying every moment, even the little things; doing what you love and loving what you do; reminding yourself that you are never alone, because there will always be someone like you, someone who cares... This is what makes a person strong.
Anonymous
May 13th, 2018 10:23am
Many things: believing in yourself and believing that you are capable of achieving what you set your mind to and absolutely anything at all. Basically a strong sense of self-worth is a huge first step. But also being able to control your emotions is one of the steps too.
RiseUp2020
May 15th, 2018 4:13pm
3 Things have made me emotionally strong and I have seen them work well in some of my friends too. 1. Regularly working out. It ensures that no matter how things are going, you are feeling good some of the time and caring for your body. Also, caring for the body enables you to care for your emotions so much better. 2. Meditation. Practicing meditation for 6 months though challenging at times, has taught me the skill of watching my emotions and thoughts go by without getting so caught up in them. It helps you approach life from a much more grounded perspective. 3. A good night's sleep. This might be the most important one. A good night's sleep flushes out all of the excess chemicals from your body and brain and gives you a fresh start to the day. Performing just one of these as a regular habit can really help you step up your emotional game and be even more emotionally strong. I hope that helps!
YourPersonalUnicorn
May 19th, 2018 12:57pm
To me, it's the ability to acknowledge that negative emotions and events happen (together with good ones). When you learn to work through them and not hide, you become stronger.
Anonymous
June 3rd, 2018 12:28pm
Going through good and bad times and continuing on. Understanding and believing that bad times don't last forever, life is on a merry go round.
CreativListener
June 13th, 2018 12:03am
Resiliency is what makes us emotionally strong. Taking care of ourselves physically and emotionally by practicing good eating, sleeping, and exercising habits while also building good relationships can build up our strength to handle difficult situations.
Rioz
June 13th, 2018 8:15am
Practice,therapy, identifying and understanding themselves and the issues they are facing. It is various and different to each person. for someone to be emotionally strong they need to get pressure or challenges that would build their mentality stronger . Having supports and people guiding them through it would help them to survive and cope with their struggles :D
Anonymous
June 15th, 2018 7:04pm
It's not about strength. When we think of strength we think about being able to endure and act as if things don't bother us. This actually makes things worse from my experience. I think it's more about adaptability. We have really unhealthy relationships with our emotional aspects that are in fact causing many of the problems we are facing. To adapt is to be completely aware of all emotional aspects within you and being able to find security, solace, and joy within them.
JuliaK073
June 24th, 2018 9:44am
I think what makes you really strong emotionally - courage, acceptance, and a larger perspective on the challenging situation.
Rellen2013
June 24th, 2018 4:34pm
a good balance of family support, friends, positive spiritual belief system, enjoyable hobbies and interests, a working place that feels safe and is tolerable, and a strong inner belief system
Anonymous
June 24th, 2018 9:08pm
Resilience. Being a emotionally strong comes from going through rough patches, these rough patches seem to be awful things (and they are at times) but they build resilience in people.
2AmTherapist
June 27th, 2018 2:53am
Their past, how they grew up, and just basically the type of person they are. I personally believe I am an emotionally strong person, but I had a not so great childhood. If someone else had my past, they could become an emotional wreck or be strong like how I am
Anonymous
June 30th, 2018 9:15am
Being positive! Unfortunately this isn't easy but with the right attitude, support and food (ice cream), this keeps you emotionally strong
ElaineSaysHello
July 5th, 2018 5:14am
Someone who is tolerable/has a certain level of resilience to negative experience that could otherwise traumatize others makes one "emotionally strong." Or, someone who has healthy coping mechanisms to negative situations.
MagnanimousSymphony
July 8th, 2018 3:48am
To me, someone who is emotionally strong is able to handle situations without letting their emotions get the better of them. Also someone who can identify how they're feeling and why they're feeling this way.