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Psychologists have proposed a construct called Hardiness that describes a theoretical “stress resistant” personality. People that are Hardy are committed to their life, take control over their situation and see stressors as challenges to overcome rather than opportunities for failure. The possible ways in which Hardiness can mediate the response to stress are shown.
Allred, K.D., and Smith, T.W. (1989). The hardy personality: Cognitive and physiological responses to an evaluative threat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56, 257-266.
Weibe, D.J. (1991). Hardiness and stress moderation: A test of proposed mechanisms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 89-99.