RESILIENCE• The roots of the word resilience is Resile (Jump back or recoil)• Therefore, resilience as ability of a body to recover from or adjust to misfortune or change.• It is also the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after being subjected to adversity or stress.
Characteristics of Resilient People • Self Assurance • Personal Vision • Flexible and Adaptable • Organized • Problem solver • Interpersonal Competence • Socially Connected • Proactive
Self Assurance• It includes a high level of self-confidence• A belief that one can meet any challenge with hope and realistic optimism.• The ability to find the opportunity and to succeed in adversities.
Personal Vision• Resilient people have knowledge about their believes• Have a clear idea of what they want to achieve or create in their lives.• Their life purposes pulling them forward• They approach adversity and stress with a sense of opportunity and hope.
Flexible and Adaptable• Resilient people are keenly aware of and sensitive to the changes occurring in the world around them.• These awareness help them to shift gears and directions to accommodate the new reality.• They adapt to the environment as both: – A survival mechanism and – A instrument for enabling them to continue the search of their personal goals.
Organized• Resilient people create a level of order and structure in the face of disorder and uncertainty• This can involve – setting short-term goal, – thinking through the situation before taking action, – putting together “to-do” lists,
Problem Solver• Resilient people have the ability to – analyze problems, – discover the root causes, and – create lasting solutions.• They are also effective at seeing the relationship of a problem to other problems• This awareness enables them – to recognize the limits of their own influence and – to expect the unexpected.
Interpersonal Competence• This dimension of resilience includes an individual’s ability to understand and empathize with others.• Resilient people show the competencies of emotional intelligence: – a high level of self-awareness and social awareness – the ability to use this awareness to effectively manage themselves and their relationships with others.
Socially Connected• This resilience dimension involves the quality of a person’s personal and professional network of relationships.• Resilient people tend to have a strong relationship network within which they share ideas, problems, solutions, frustrations, hopes, and so forth.• In the face of adversity and stress, resilient people call on this network for support, and problem solving.
Proactive• Resilient people, rather than simply reacting to a change, actively engage it.• They tend to have an internal locus of control – They believe that they have the capacity and the responsibility to determine their own fate.• As a result, they focus on expanding their influence over a change through assertive behaviors and actions.• This Proactivity enables them to preserve their self- efficacy in the face of any change-even a upsetting one.
Interpreting your Scores• 175 to 192: Very Resilient: You are consistently able to deal effectively with and even thrive on change. You have effective mechanisms in place that give you direction, structure, support, and self-confidence.• 128 to 174: Resilient: It means Most of the time you are able to deal with change in positive manner. You have a number of mechanisms in place that help you deal with uncertainty of change. You could strengthen your RQ by further developing your skills in your lower-scoring RQ dimensions.• 96 to 127: Somewhat Resilient: Change has a tendency to knock you off your best performance. You have some difficulty regaining your footing. While you have some stabilizing mechanisms in place, you could work at developing and exercising more of them. Look to your lowest-scoring dimensions as a place to start.• 32 to 95: Not very Resilient: Change creates major challenges for you. You are frequently unprepared for the uncertainty and lack of stability that change creates. While there are times when you are able to find stability and focus, you need to develop and enrich a broad range of resilience capacities. Look to your lowest-scoring dimensions as a place to start, and then develop your RQ development plan.
Action Planning Using the RQ Assessment• Based on the overall RQ value and the individual RQ dimension scores and an examination of the size and shape of the RQ “wheel” you are able to identify areas to target to strengthen your resilience capacities.• If the overall RQ value is strong, but individual RQ dimensions suggest potential resilience weaknesses, the dimension scores and chart help you toward the potential growth area.• When developing a personal resilience improvement plan, you can benefit most from the instrument by examining the individual statements that include each of the RQ dimensions.• These statements can suggest areas for personal growth and development as strategies for enhancing resilience in the respective RQ dimension.