This emotional style is the ability to recover quickly from adversity; to pick yourself up and dust yourself off and move forward. A resilient person is someone who can fail and try again. Overindulging in negative feelings can affect your emotional well-being, your relationships as well as your physical health. Resilient people have a positive outlook on life and can self-regulate emotionally. Optimistic people have also been shown to have higher problem-solving abilities and more creative thinking processes, both of which in turn enhance resilience. Everyone can learn to be more resilient.