Seven Characteristics of Highly Resilient People: Insights from Navy SEALs to the 'Greatest Generation'

International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 14, 2, 137-143, 2012

7 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2012

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George Everly

Johns Hopkins University - Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness

Dennis McCormack

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Douglas Strouse

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 27, 2012

Abstract

Abstract: Having reviewed investigative methods such as structural equation modeling, seminal manuals of war (von Clausewitz, 1976, rev.1984; Clavell, 1983), as well as individual interviews and focus groups with highly resilient people such as Navy SEALs, law enforcement professionals, and the “children of the Great Depression” now commonly referred to as the “greatest generation,” we sought to discover the common themes, or characteristics, of highly resilient people. In this paper, we present our initial impressions that there exist seven important characteristics that seem to be associated with enhanced human resilience.

Suggested Citation

Everly, George and McCormack, Dennis and Strouse, Douglas, Seven Characteristics of Highly Resilient People: Insights from Navy SEALs to the 'Greatest Generation' (March 27, 2012). International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 14, 2, 137-143, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2118935

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Dennis McCormack

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Douglas Strouse

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