How resolient are German politicians really?
resilience describes not only the ability to deal with pressure and uncertainty, but above all the human ability to learn from setbacks, to remain optimistic and to get up quickly.
But it also affects groups of people as they are political parties. Now, at some point, elections are always over and it shows up every time: many parties have suffered severe setbacks. Of course, there is the question of how she will deal with this defeat, that is, how resilient they actually are?
Resilience: the main thing is causal analysis
Those who followed attentively the interviews with the leading figures of these parties will have listened to one sentence over and over again across all parties: "We will now sit down in the committees and ruthlessly analyze the reasons for this defeat".
This theorem best describes one of the most important of the seven resilience factors: the causal analysis. Because this factor allows people to analyze the reasons (kausa) for setbacks precisely and leads to the fact that one does not always make the same mistake again.
The "why-style" is learned
Every person has a special style of conducting such a causal analysis. It is also referred to as a "why style" and can be described on three levels. Level 1 describes whether I am looking for the reasons in me (ego style) or others (non-ego style).
At the 2 level, the human being asks whether the reasons in the future are not changeable (always-style) or changeable (non-always-style). On level 3, finally, I can relate the reasons to general (all-style) or to something specific (non-all-style).
We have not been adequately supported?
The majority of people have developed a specific style during their lifetime, learned from other people and this is used repeatedly in setbacks. For example, optimists, that is, positive thinking people, for example, have the habit of applying the "non-I", "non-always", "not all" style in the event of setbacks.
Translated to the current party landscape, this would mean, for example, saying "our coalition partner did not adequately support us in this election campaign." The reasons lie outside the respective party, are changeable in the future and refer only to this specific support.
We will never make it any more?
Another common style is the "me" - "always" - "all" style. This would be given if the parties say, for example: "We will never again be able to convince voters of our ideas".
This is a style that can be found especially in pessimistic thinking people: I am guilty and I will not be able to change it in the future. Both are not the optimal solution. On the other hand, you will find out how it looks in the second part of my article tomorrow.
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