Post-traumatic growth (PTG) refers to positive changes that individuals experience as a result of going through a challenging or traumatic event. This is is one you may have heard similar to 'what doesn't kill me makes me stronger.'
People who experience PTG may exhibit a number of common patterns, such as:

  • A sense of personal strength: People who experience PTG often report feeling a sense of personal strength and resilience, as they have been able to overcome a challenging event and come out stronger on the other side.
  • Increased empathy: PTG may lead individuals to become more empathetic and understanding of others who are going through similar challenges.
  • Improved relationships: PTG may lead individuals to appreciate their relationships more and to be more open and honest with others.
  • Greater appreciation of life: People who experience PTG may develop a greater appreciation for life and a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
  • Increased spirituality: Post traumatic growth may lead individuals to explore spiritual or philosophical questions and to develop a stronger sense of spiritual connection.

For more, consider how some are able to turn stress into post traumatic growth.

Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will go through PTG, and the process of PTG can vary significantly from person to person. However, these are some common patterns that may be observed in individuals who have experienced PTG.

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