5 Areas of Growth through Adversity

e.g.,

  • I established a new path for my life

  • I developed new interests

  • New opportunities are available which wouldn’t have been otherwise

  • I am more likely to try to change things that needs changing

New Possibilities

Adversarial Growth

e.g.,

  • I know better that I can handle difficulties

  • I have a greater feeling of self-efficacy

e.g.,

  • I have a greater sense of closeness with others

  • I have more compassion for others

  • I learned a great deal about how wonderful people are

Personal Strength

Relating to Others

Spiritual Growth

Appreciation of Life

 e.g.,

  • I am more grateful for each day

  • I have a greater appreciation for the value of my own life

e.g.,

  • I have a better understanding of spiritual matters

  • I have a stronger religious faith