Welcome to the final part of a 6-part series on the domains of resilience in the Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Scale (PR6).
The PR6 is a proprietary scale that provides holistic measurement of resilience across six domains of resilience that has been developed by Pieter J. Rossouw and Jurie G. Rossouw using an established neurobiological model.
This week’s domain is Collaboration.
What is Collaboration?
Collaboration is about the critical need of the human brain to have close and secure connections with others. This includes having support networks within friends, partners, family, colleagues, even pets can have a profound effect.
This connection we have with others is not just about our need for support, but also our ability to relate to others and be able to support them in turn. Collaboration includes being able to manage the perception of others along with our own perspectives so that we stay in a space where we can effectively work with those around us and have meaningful relationships.
How Does a Low Score Present?
If your Collaboration score is low you may currently feel like you are just not getting the support you need, whether it is at home or at work. At the same time, you might feel like you would rather work alone and prefer not to bring other people on board with your plans. This may result in a somewhat paradoxical situation where you prefer not to ask for help, but also complain about not having enough support to do everything you want to.
This might also bring you to the point of not wanting to support those around you. You want to do the right thing, but you possibly feel you just do not have the time. When talking to friends about this, there might be a general trend towards reinforcement of negative views and opinions, further cementing your beliefs that you are not getting the support you need. You might still be highly effective at what you do, but the overall situation leaves you feeling somewhat drained as you easily feel like you are holding up the world.
The key for you is to identify and find sources of support to start building a network. Sometimes it can be a matter of perception – support might actually exist, but you don’t feel like it is there for you. Being willing to ask for and find the support you need starts with communicating your position and changing the perceptions of yourself and those around you. This can help to clear the path so you can once again have the time to support others as well.
How would you rate your Collaboration domain?
- What is your preferred way to work with others?
- Are there people around you who can support you to get things done?
- What could make it easier for you to connect with others?
- Are you comfortable asking for help when you need it – why or why not?
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