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What Does It Mean To Be A Victim, Survivor or Thriver?

What does it mean to be a Victim, Survivor or Thriver?

Life is challenging, and how we react to those challenges can tell us so much about ourselves.  It is necessary to assess ourselves honestly to develop a better understanding of our level of resiliency, and further strengthen skills that we are lacking.  To make this a bit easier to do, the chart below describes what it means to be a victim, survivor or thriver.  It is always your choice which you strive for, but the clients I have seen make the biggest strides towards their potential were able to truthfully call themselves a thriver.  Getting to this stage allows someone to have the strongest resiliency to face any of life’s challenges.


Joy Walsh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center.  The Lighthouse, located in Schaumburg, IL, was the first emotional wellness center to be established in the Midwest over 15 years ago, serving as a guiding light towards healthy relationships. Our counseling services are provided for couples, families and individuals, to assist them in creating happy, healthy and empowered lives. For more information, check us out at
www.LighthouseEmotionalWellness.com, or call us at 847-253-9769.