Summary of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do book summary
Try these mental-health strategies to boost your productivity and happiness at home and at work.


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Everyone suffers bad experiences – career disappointments, losses and misfortunes. If you wonder why some people weather setbacks and challenges better than others, psychotherapist Amy Morin has an answer: They practice strategies that help keep them mentally strong. Her explanations of 13 behaviors to avoid and good habits to develop in their place – and the stories she tells with each entry – will spur you to think about how you handle whatever comes your way. getAbstract recommends Morin’s straightforward, relevant counsel to those seeking greater psychological strength in their personal and professional lives. She will help you skip the pity party, see failures as opportunities, not defeats, and find more peace of mind.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How certain bad habits keep people from coping with life’s difficulties and
  • Which 13 strategies you can adopt to become “mentally strong.”


Are You “Mentally Strong”?
“Mental strength” is the capacity to control your feelings, discipline your thinking and take a hopeful attitude, even in the face of adversity. Everyone has some level of mental strength, and you can train yourself to enhance yours. Genetics, your character ...
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About the Author

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and a psychotherapist. She contributes regularly to Forbes and Psychology Today.

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