General Factors

  • assertiveness
  • ability to solve problems
  • self-efficacy
  • ability to live with uncertainty
  • self-awareness
  • a positive outlook
  • empathy for others
  • having goals and aspirations
  • ability to maintain a balance between independence and dependence on others
  • appropriate use of or abstinence from substances like alcohol and drugs
  • a sense of humour
  • a sense of duty (to others or self, depending on the culture)

"Everyone has a right to have a present and future that are not completely dominated and dictated by the past" - Karen Saakvitne