Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in psychology
The Seven Resiliencies
Resiliencies are the strengths that are developed in the struggle with hardship. The seven resiliencies are a vocabulary of strengths that was developed from the research done by Project Resilience. The seven resiliencies are the framework fortalking about strengths. They are:
Insight - asking tough questions and giving honest answers.
Independence - distancing emotionally and physically from the sources of trouble in one's life.
Relationships - making fulfilling connections to other people.
Initiative - taking charge of problems.
Creativity - using imagination and expressing oneself in art forms.
Humor - finding the comic in the tragic.
Morality - acting on the basis of conscience rather than self-interest or practical considerations.
The seven resiliencies are tools to be used by teachers, clinicians, and prevention workers. They serve as a guide, or a kind of mental map to help you know where to look for strengths so that you can talk about them. James' Story focuses on the resilience of insight.
I wonder if hardship is just a bigger form of stress?
Hardship is a condition and stress is a reaction. Resilience is what we develop to prevent the hardship from becoming an overwhelming and incapacitating stress.
Thanks Geege -- that helps me understand the distinction.
Yes, that makes all the distinctions extremely clear!