Have you ever met someone that simultaneously has a long-term, loving, and successful relationship, runs a business, goes to the gym every single day, and refrains from swearing like a sailor while driving at rush hour?
Well, let me tell you something. Emotionally tough people do exist. And no, they don’t possess any mysterious insensitivity powers. They’re only ordinary people who are committed to developing habits that help them regulate their emotions, manage their thoughts, and behave productively.
People with great emotional strength aren’t any superheroes, but they’re unique indeed.
Here are 7 admirable traits all emotionally tough people possess:
1. They embrace failure.
Mentally tough individuals are not afraid of failure since they’re aware that the road to success and happiness is paved with it.
So, instead of perceiving their mistakes and failures as a sign that they aren’t good enough, they turn them into opportunities to learn how to better accomplish their goals and grow, both personally and professionally.
2. They don’t wallow in despair when going through rough times in life.
When faced with serious problems or painful situations, emotionally tough people don’t wallow in self-pity and despair. They don’t play the victim role. Because they understand that indulging in self-pity wastes their time, drains their energy, creates negative feelings, and damages their relationships.
Mentally strong people face reality without fear. They look for ways to overcome their problems and handle whatever life may throw their way. And most importantly, they’re always grateful for everything they have in life.
3. They don’t care about what others think of them.
What other people think or say about them is none of their concern. The only opinion that’s important to them is their own.
Emotionally strong people understand that there will always be someone who will criticize them and judge them for their mistakes, their failures, and their flaws. There will always be someone who will want to take advantage of them no matter how good to them they are. That’s why there’s no point in worrying about what others think of them or in trying to meet other people’s expectations and please everyone around them.
4. They don’t envy other people’s success.
Emotionally strong individuals understand that we all have our own path in life. They understand that by focusing on another person’s life and success, they’ll overlook their own skills and talents. That’s the reason why they never compare their life, successes, and achievements to those of others.
5. They don’t gossip.
As a matter of fact, they hate gossip. Because they know that gossip is vile and meaningless. So, instead of spending their energy on talking behind someone’s back, they spend their energy on self-improvement.
They’re devoted to developing habits that help them maintain their physical, mental, and emotional health as well as overcome their weaknesses and flaws. Because they understand that this is the only way they can get where they want to be in life.
6. They don’t try to control every aspect of their lives.
Emotionally strong people know that trying to have control over everything will only lead them to feel stressed out and anxious. Because no one has the power to always pull the strings.
By not focusing on things that they can’t control, they lower their stress, increase their happiness, build healthier, happier, and more successful relationships, and find better opportunities to reach their goals and achieve success.
7. Last but not least, they don’t settle for one-sided relationships.
Emotionally tough individuals are not afraid to break off one-sided, mediocre, or toxic relationships. If they notice that their partner is not reciprocating their love, they don’t think twice about leaving them and moving on with their lives. If they notice that a friend is not genuine and loyal as they pretend to be, they have no trouble letting go of them.
And no! An emotionally strong individual doesn’t behave like this because they’re overly confident or conceited or because they don’t think anyone is worthy of their attention and love. They behave like this because they know that they’re the only one responsible for their own happiness.