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Discover your

Resilience Capacity Quotient (RCQ)

Developed by Dr. Maureen Orey of the Workplace Learning & Performance Group, Inc.

Measuring Your Resilience Capacity

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• Identify the level of your personal resilience in the face of change
• Explore six dimensions of your resilience
• Recognize what you can do to enhance your overall resilience
• Discover how to grow your resilience
• Develop a personal plan for strengthening your resilience

The statements below list a variety of beliefs that deal with your perceptions of yourself and your interactions with the environment and others. Read each of the following statements and, using the 6-point scale, indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree that each statement accurately describes how you perceive yourself.

I have a diverse group of people whom I consider good friends.
I approach new situations with an open mind as to what needs to be done.
When faced with a major change, I usually find a way to create systems or structures that give me a degree of control.
I believe that I have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to deal with almost anything that happens to me.
I regularly participate in non-work-related activities where I can let off steam, learn, grow, or have fun.
When faced with something new, I am willing to take a risk even when I am unsure of the outcome.
I value the diverse beliefs, approaches, and methods that people bring to their work and their daily interactions with me.
I easily adjust when plans change unexpectedly.
When an unwelcome change is forced upon me, I can usually find a way to influence the course of the change or make the change work for me.
When I have a problem to solve or a decision to make, I usually spend time defining the problem or decision.
I have friends I can turn to when I am frustrated, confused, angry, or uncertain.
I view change, even difficult and challenging change as an opportunity for me to learn and grow.
I am able to empathize with others’ frustrations, hurts, joys, misfortunes, and successes.
When I face great challenges, I feel like I have the capability to respond to the challenge positively (or to meet them).
When I face difficult challenges, I can maintain confidence in my ability — one way or another — to overcome the challenge.
I think and speak positively about myself and my abilities when facing a challenge or stress.
When I am feeling stressed I take time to step away from the situation and refocus to calm down.
I realize that I have missed opportunities in life due to my fear of risk.
I find it easy to build lasting friendships.
I am open to trying new places and things
I am able to prioritize what's important, to help me focus on what I need to work on.
Even when I am faced with a task that's difficult to do, I am able to stick with the job until it's complete.
In social interactions at work and in my personal life, I am generally able to laugh at myself when appropriate.
I have a rather good idea of what I want to accomplish in my work and life.
In stressful situations I am able to maintain positive relationships with others.
I usually try to get down to the root cause of a problem before I try to solve it.
When I set goals I can stick to them until I complete them.
I see the problems that I face in life and at work as challenges that I can solve.
I take time on a regular basis for meditation, prayer or reflection.
When I am in a toxic environment or situation, I have the courage to leave.
I am open to seeking forgiveness or forgiving others after a conflict.
I know what I need to do to achieve my personal and professional goals.
When I am confused about what I need to do or the choices I need to make, I am able to step back and gain perspective.
I am able to meet both my needs and the needs of others in a changing environment.
I look for something to be grateful for every day.
I am able to remain true to myself while accommodating other’s needs.


You are now one step closer to knowing your RC Quotient! Read below to learn more. 

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