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Resiliencia

Definition of Resiliencia

  1. Term used in psychology to designate the ability of human beings to adapt to adversity and achieve positive results. For example: You need resilience to overcome adversity, such as that of the prisoners at Auschwitz.
  2. In physics, it is the ability of a substance or matter to return to its natural state after being subjected to a disturbance.

SYNONYMS FOR RESILIENCIA

  1. Flexibility
  2. Resistance
  3. Adaptability
  4. strength
  5. Integrity

ANTONYMS FOR RESILIENCIA

  1. Anomie
  2. Soft spot
  3. Surrender
  4. Submission
  5. Conformism

ORIGIN OF RESILIENCIA

The word resilience comes from the English resiliencie and this from the Latin resiliens which means “to go back”, “to bounce” or “to jump back”. In this sense, it refers to the ability to return to an initial or ideal state.

Initially the term was used in physics to designate the ability of matter to return to its initial state after ceasing a disturbance. Later, the social sciences such as psychology were coined, and it began to be used to refer to those individuals who were going through difficult situations such as poverty, physical abuse, among others; and yet they kept going. 

CURIOSITIES OF RESILIENCIA

  1. “Resilience” is a 2016 song by the artist known as “Rafa Espino“. The song is part of the homonymous album of November of that same year.