People with high hardiness have been shown to use a type of interactive coping by which they are capable of coping with an an issue as it comes instead of separating the two actions (Allred & Smith), and they even experience positive emotions while under stress (Gazzaniga). This ability for resilience sounds impossible to be true or if it is true it must be innate. However I contend to you that hardiness is a learned behavior that you can adopt.
Last time in our discussion on stress I talked about my SRRS rating being above 1400- an abnormally high rating indicating that I may undergo a significant health change as a result of stress. My rating is even higher now after moving, and I will admit to you- I can feel it.
I mention this because most individuals have near unbearable stress load at around 300. So how have I learned to cope with stress? What has contributed to my hardiness?