Ingenuity: taking advantage of the environment. Whether you call it gut strength, tenacity or guts, this facet of your survival mentality is all about endurance. Can you hold on there even if your hope has failed? Tenacity has nothing to do with physical endurance or endurance. It is a manifestation of the strength of your will and the hardness of your mind.
A truly tenacious person will strive to tolerate the intolerable, suffer the insufferable, and survive the situation that no one expected him to survive. It's about overcoming your inner weaknesses and fighting your desire to give up. Adaptability is one of the jewels in the crown of the survival mentality. To be adaptable, it must be able to change along with changing events, situations and environments.
It's all about flexibility and trying out new options. If you get lost in the woods one afternoon, you might not make it to your own bed. An adaptable person will assess the situation and realize that his bed is not an option, so he will have to find a new place to sleep. As there is no water tap in nature, they will find a new source of water.
There's also no fridge, so you'll find a new food source. These substitutions may not be as good as they would like, but they will be good enough for now. An adaptable survivor can accept change while recognizing things worth continuing and things that need to be abandoned. We make fire, metal, airplanes and iPhones and sometimes we even create our own problems.
This innate creativity generally benefits us, as it allows us to devise ingenious solutions to our problems (in daily life and in emergency situations). When you're in a difficult situation, you may have to accept it. It's natural to resist and deny an ugly revelation or a frightening scenario, but this rash reaction to fighting reality is a mistake. Acceptance does not mean that we like the circumstances around us or that we want them to continue.
Instead, it means that we recognize their reality and understand that we can't change them right now. I'm not talking about clowns and clown comedy. I'm talking about the other kind of dark and bitter humor. It may surprise you, but humor plays an important role in human psychology and survival.
Sometimes called “black humor”, this grim sense of comedy was used by our ancestors as a weapon and shield. Most of our soldiers, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians are very familiar with this type of humor. Helps them get through bad days. No, it's not all a joke, but there's some value in identifying irony where you can.
How do we explain courage? It's not a lack of fear. Instead, it's more like a conquest of fear. Fear and courage are not opposites, in fact, they coexist. When a situation is not dangerous or frightening, there is no need for courage or condition for it to exist.
We have to be afraid before we are brave. A team of 50 people is looking for a leopard that has killed three children. Faith and optimism go hand in hand. Whether that faith is linked to organized religion or not, nevertheless, it is there.
Along with the will to live, having faith is what keeps us going. It allows us to put one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward, one step at a time. Some will pray, while others will quietly reflect in their own way. Much of it comes from a combination of knowledge, experience and situational awareness.
A deeper understanding of an overall situation provides a better intuitive forecast of potential or probable problems. And finally, Chapter 14 gives you tools to create a self-managed learning plan to develop your own palette of skills to survive and thrive. Survival is a mentality, a crusade, an inner state of being that focuses on faith, honesty, knowledge, wisdom and patriotism. These people have responsibility for their mind, body and soul.
They have common sense and take responsibility for their lives. They are always learning and expanding their personal knowledge and tend to be very community-oriented. Collectively, the high relevance of survival-promoting personality factors for social support is consistent with the view that the propensity to cooperate in the service of human survival is primarily social, as opposed to the current prevailing view that it is primarily an individualistic phenomenon , represented by the altruism-egoism dichotomy and the evolutionary theories of altruism. Chapter 7 explains why talent for chance is a primary indicator of a survivor's personality and how you can develop your own.
Whether you're a lifelong “glass half empty” person or you're starting to be affected by an emergency, this destructive viewpoint can make any situation feel worse than it is and can negatively affect your outcome. While many may have their own definition of survival, most would say that it is a lifestyle defined by directors with goals of personal improvement. So, having said that, what do you have with you, right now, about yourself? Or, what should you have against you, right now?. The importance of most of these survival-promoting personality factors for social support seems to support the view that the propensity to cooperate in the service of human survival in a disaster situation is first and foremost a social phenomenon, rather than an individual one, and encourages research into the underlying mechanisms how personality factors provide a benefit to both the individual and their community.
The observed associations of survival-promoting personality factors with social support are consistent with the view that the propensity to cooperate in the service of human survival is primarily a social process, rather than an individual one. . .