Do you think that challenges improve a person’s character?

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Do you think that challenges improve a person’s character?

I personally respond to challenges, l like to work my mind around them and push myself to another level – albeit l am not much of a physical activity challenge responder more along the lines of academic – but do l think it improves my character and personal growth? Yes, on a self motivational level for my own inner and outer development – but what do you think for yourselves?

Do you prefer to be challenged or even praised and in so doing this improves your personal character or do you think it is based upon the actual challenge itself?

Let me know below, in the comments section – thanks Rory

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16 thoughts on “Do you think that challenges improve a person’s character?

  1. I would be comfortable in my rut but than there will be no chance to learn something new or acquire new skills. So everyone though I don’t ask for challenges, I think they are necessary for growth in life.

    1. Hey Sadje, good answer and l agree with you, they are ideal and individually reflective to each person, but they do assist us in all levels of our development and growth as human beings and personalities 🙂

  2. I love a challenge. It can be a fun challenge, like back in school in trigonometry class seeing who could solve a problem faster between me and a friend. Or puzzles like crossword or sudoku.

    Doing “MacGyver” style fixes when something breaks is rewarding.

    Overcoming the many challenges and obstacles that are part of life, while NOT fun, are rewarding in personal growth, knowledge and satisfaction.

    I don’t need praise. It actually sometimes makes me uncomfortable. I’ve had to learn to accept honest praise and acknowledgement.

    Now, does this all build character? I guess that depends on the person. A jerk with accomplishments can still be a jerk.
    I think a person starting off with low self esteem can build greater self esteem by overcoming challenges.

  3. Mm it depends. I was financially challenged by my ex’s mistakes and I had to step up, work hard, and figure things out on my own. This was good for me. But I was younger then, and now the job and housing markets are different. Those same challenges would be much harder to navigate today. I feel I’m lucky to be where I’m at with my girls settled and doing well.

    The challenges i faced otherwise, dating and socially, we’re horrendously stressful and haven’t helped me one bit. I’ve now semi-retreated from life because of them. Don’t want any more obviously.

    If you’re talking about writing challenges and brain teasers, those can be fun, but I’m somewhat time-challenged, so again… it depends. Once I had lots of time to devote to puzzles and now I don’t. Did they improve my skills? Sure! For doing puzzles. 😂

  4. I would say yes, up to a threshold. Excessive challenge can cause damage that then takes time and hard work to heal from.

  5. Bring on the challenges! they always test you and push you to go beyond your comfort zone. How you emerge defines who you are and what you are made of.

  6. I think some challenges can definitely help you recognize your strengths and weaknesses and build endurance in you. There are times when challenges just knock all the stuffing out of you though, and you can feel like a piece of limp lettuce. I think it can take a long time to see any benefit in those kind of challenges.

  7. Sure they do. What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger apparently. We get tougher by going through and facing challenges in our lives.

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