Survival gear, technology, and fancy gadgets mean nothing if you lose the will to survive. When it comes to surviving horrific situations, one thing often separates those who live from those who die, and it has nothing to do with gear.
There are some common personality traits that we find when studying survivors. The following is a list of the 4 most common traits of people who have survived under extraordinary circumstances.
1. Survivors Stay Calm in the Face of Danger.
A survivalist has the ability to stay calm in the face of whatever life may throw at him. It’s not that the survivor is without fear, instead he has the courage to face his fears. To be able to stay calm in the face of danger requires preparation & training. The more training and knowledge you have, the easier it is to stay calm during any survival situation.
2. Survivalists are Experts at Improvisation
Survivors can find a use for everything around them. They know how to pick gear with multiple purposes, and they know how to improvise when they find themselves without the needed tools or gear. Survivors have the ability to make fire without matches, find water where there are no faucets, and find food where there are no stores.
3. Survivors are D.I.Y Experts
They are the ultimate tinkerers. In day to day life, the survivalist will find a way to fix something that’s broken, before running off to Walmart to buy a new one. These skills are crucial during an emergency situation.
4. Survivors are Great Leaders
They know how to make the tough decisions that will keep the people around them alive. During an emergency situation, while most are panicking and making stupid mistakes, a survivalist will stop, assess the situation, and then take action. They are the ultimate leaders!