Most people, if told they were ‘mentally tough’ and were partial to impersonation, might respond with Robert De Niro’s most famous line from Taxi Driver: “You talkin’ to me?”
‘Mentally tough’ is a label few people would give themselves. We’re compelled to apply it to people who have acted heroically, achieved sporting greatness, or risen from adversity. We understandably admire these people, talk about their incredible feats and marvel at how different they are to the rest of us.
Source: Mental Toughness Partners