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What do you do when the going gets tough?

Let’s face it, life isn’t always a walk in the park, but there is something to be said for the role adversity plays in revealing our true strengths when things get difficult. Are you a ‘tough gets going’ type or do you grin and bear it?


1 W hen bad things happened during childhood you tended to:

A Have a tantrum and create a scene

B Retreat to your room

C Plaster on a smile and get on with it

D Escape into a fantasy world

2 When you think about challenges ahead, you:

A Feel yourself shrinking inside

B Would rather not think about it

C Wish you could run away

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