2020, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART APages: 01-03

Adversity quotient - Need of an hour

Siddiqui Uzma Tahseen
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The year 2020 has been a year of trial and tribulation throughout the world. There have been problems galore. These circumstances of uncertainty have highlighted the usefulness of overcoming challenges to cope up with life’s struggles in a positive way. The concept of Adversity Quotient, tries to help us deal with hopelessness and depression. Hopelessness is the driving factor that leads to depression. Life is full of ups and downs. You should learn to cope with it. Paul G. Stoltz, coined the term Adversity Quotient. Adversity Quotient is a score that measures the ability of a person to deal with adversities. It is also known as the science of resilience. Stoltz also prepared a tool to measure the adversity quotient of individuals. According to Stoltz, there are three categories of people who are classified as Climbers, Campers and Quitters as per their reaction to challenges.
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